I'm having a difficult time understanding the
Single Responsibility Principle.
What should I look for to evaluate the various sources of information on the matter?
What should I look for in examples explaining the principle?
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SRP is a fairly straight-forward principle.
Often, I find the second quote more applicable. I try to envision what my class does. What logic does it contain, or what external (to the class) services might it depend on.
I try to think about what might change, and how might this cause my class to change. Are there multiple things that could change and affect my class? That is a code smell (but not always reason enough to split a class).
Also, while I'm thinking along these lines, I look for cases where several classes will need to change if one other thing changes (logic, and external service, etc.). This too is a code smell.
Often, though, I have small groups of tightly coupled classes that coordinate or interact to perform a single function or service. If the changes occur across this set of tightly coupled classes, I find that ok. But if a change in, say, an external service requires changes in multiple classes in different areas of my application, that is a stinkier code smell.