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Re: Style, *again*

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Apr 10, 2003 at 19:42 UTC ( #249722=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I see.

I do sometimes write the constant first, because I want to reduce the amount of punctuation. If you write:

foo $x, $y == 4

then foo isn't called with arguments $x and $y. You'd need to write that as:

foo ($x, $y) == 4


4 == foo $x, $y

And since == is a symmetric operation (assuming it's not overloaded), I don't feel strongly for the "topic first" argument. But I can see your point.


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Re: Re: Style, *again*
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Aug 18, 2003 at 18:28 UTC

    And since == is a symmetric operation

    Which is the reason I often put the constant first. Turning an == into an = accidentally results in a non symmetric operation which is illegal when the left side is a constant. Which helps catch silly mistakes that the compiler doesnt notice (like in the conditional part of a ternary op.)


    <Elian> And I do take a kind of perverse pleasure in having an OO assembly language...

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