I have a medium sized project (~10,000 lines) that runs on Windows and Linux. However it is only specific components of the program that are platform dependent and are located in a folder called
Now my main concern is to how go about organizing this folder since the project starts becoming more complicated and I would like to keep the organization at an optimal level.
Organization based on platform:
'-- event_producers |-- Linux | '--- monitoring.py '-- Windows '--- monitoring.py
This looks more implementation agnostic which is a bonus since someone can change things in the future without creating any new files. The main problem is that no one can guarantee that every programmer follows the pattern of having a file with the same name in each platform folder.
Organization based on design:
'-- event_producers '-- Monitoring |-- linux.py '-- windows.py
This doesn't leave much space from the programmer to organize things in the wrong way. What bothers me is that I have a module called
windows.py, something I never came across in any other project. Also if in the future a new folder (say
Activator) needs to be created, no one can guarantee that the programmer will follow the pattern of naming files according to the platform.
- How would you organize the project and why?
- Is there some other advantages/disadvantages with each way that I missed?