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Re: Re: Re: Re: Date comparison

by George_Sherston (Vicar)
on Jul 08, 2002 at 09:48 UTC ( #180128=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Date comparison
in thread Date comparison

dws ++ - a useful idiom in many circumstances. But why "orcish"?

George Sherston

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Date comparison
by dws (Chancellor) on Jul 08, 2002 at 16:49 UTC
    But why "orcish"?

    The Orcish Maneuver gets its name from the use of the "or" assignment operator (||=) to "cache" values within a Schwartzian transform. "or" + "cache" --> "orcish".

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