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Re^2: Avoiding silly programming mistakes

by missingthepoint (Friar)
on Aug 21, 2008 at 11:27 UTC ( #705762=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Avoiding silly programming mistakes
in thread Avoiding silly programming mistakes

Thanks, L~R. That first trick seems useful... I'll work hard to adopt it.

I've come across the second before as I have some C experience. Initially, I found it useful. After using it for a few months I realised I'd gotten into the habit of writing

if (constant == variable)

... so I deliberately switched back to writing

if (variable == constant)

... and I haven't made the 'one-equals' mistake since. For me it was a good mental training exercise.

Oh, and I'm reading the refactoring post now. Ta.

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