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Re^2: Burned by precedence rules

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Dec 31, 2008 at 01:36 UTC ( #733374=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Burned by precedence rules
in thread Burned by precedence rules

((I) parenthesize (like (crazy))) and (have (never (regretted it))), ... (They (cost me) nothing) and (remove (all doubt)).

If you think that having that number of parens in a single compound condition achieves clarity, may I suggest you learn lisp. You'll be right at home.

Otherwise, there are far better ways to achieve clarity. From using whitespace, to nested ifs, to breaking sub terms out as functions with meaningful names.

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