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Re^8: Burned by precedence rules (fail() if "false";)

by gwadej (Chaplain)
on Dec 31, 2008 at 04:33 UTC ( #733402=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^7: Burned by precedence rules (fail() if "false";)
in thread Burned by precedence rules

Something like that.

This is why I started using the term magic constants a few years ago to complement magic literals. Everybody agrees that magic literals in code are a bad idea. But, what happens when the constant you chose to replace is with provides no more meaning or abstraction...magic constant.

A constant like FOUR provides so little information that it would have been better to leave the original literal 4 in the code.

G. Wade
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