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Re: Burned by precedence rules

by MidLifeXis (Monsignor)
on Dec 23, 2008 at 15:42 UTC ( #732313=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Burned by precedence rules

I never use and, or, and not for putting together "logical expressions"1 (!$b || $c && $d), but always use the higher precedence C-style operators. The only time I use the three letter ones is when "englishing" an expression do {expression} or die. If it is a formula, use the C-style operators, if it is English, use the words.

I probably made that as clear as mud.

1 Yeah, I know both of these are logical expressions, I could not find the English words with enough meaning and distinction to clarify the difference.

Update: What jplindstrom said in the next subthread is spot on to what I tried to say here.


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