Console keyboard input OOP

Posted by Alexandre P. Levasseur on Programmers See other posts from Programmers or by Alexandre P. Levasseur
Published on 2013-11-05T02:40:43Z Indexed on 2013/11/05 4:12 UTC
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I am trying to build a very simple console-based game with a focus on using OOP instead of procedural programming because I intend to build up on that code for more complex projects.

I am wondering if there is a design pattern that nicely handles this use case:

  • There is a Player class with a MakeMove() method interacting with the board game.

The MakeMove() method has to somehow get the user input yet I do not want to code it into the Player class as this would reduce cohesion and augment coupling.

I was thinking of maybe having some controller class handle the sequence of events and thus the calls to keyboard input. However, that controller class would need to be able to handle differently the subclasses of Player (e.g. the AI class does not require keyboard input).

Thoughts ?

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