condition convention 'if (10 == j)...'

Bill Shannon shannon at sun.uucp
Thu May 2 17:03:48 AEST 1985

> >I tend to read this in terms of
> >"if variable equals constant" and try to figure out how the value
> >"10" is ever going to change!  YUCK YUCK YUCK!!!!
>   If you expect j to change when you read `if (j == 10)', then you are
> sorely in need of ways to differentiate between assignment and
> comparison!!!

If j can't change, why are you testing whether or not it is equal
to 10 right now?  If j is a constant then pick the appropriate arm
of the if-else and use just it.

					Bill Shannon

P.S.  Don't you just love religious arguments?  I know I'm having fun!

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