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Re^3: ?: = Obfuscation?

by throop (Chaplain)
on Dec 01, 2006 at 22:10 UTC ( #587313=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: ?: = Obfuscation?
in thread ?: = Obfuscation?

I like ?: when the args are short.

I spent years as a LISP programmer. A programmer who has memorized the precedence table will write code that's understandable by others who have memorized the precedence table. Use parenthesis liberally.

$longways = $widthIsLonger ? $width || 1 : $height || 1;
may work and is terse, but
$longways = $widthIsLonger ? ($width || 1) : ($height || 1);
reads better to me.

It's mostly the case that if I'm using an operator within the scope of ?: I'll parenthesize.

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