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In which order do you test conditionals?   [Edit]

Survey period: 19 Jan 2009 to 26 Jan 2009

Behind every seemingly trival task there are vast schools of philosophy.

OptionVotes% 
Always if (statement is true) then... 42920.32
Always if (statement is false) then...572.70
It specifically depends on the situation1,42167.31
Random.482.27
I"ve never actually thought about it1567.39



 
GeneralDepends... Pin
Ray Cassick20-Jan-09 7:42
Ray Cassick20-Jan-09 7:42 
GeneralRe: Depends... Pin
DrWheetos22-Jan-09 12:10
DrWheetos22-Jan-09 12:10 
GeneralTHEN ? PinPopular
W Balboos, GHB20-Jan-09 2:01
W Balboos, GHB20-Jan-09 2:01 
GeneralRe: THEN ? Pin
PIEBALDconsult20-Jan-09 6:24
mvePIEBALDconsult20-Jan-09 6:24 
GeneralShurely shome mishtake... Pin
Rob Grainger19-Jan-09 22:35
Rob Grainger19-Jan-09 22:35 
GeneralRe: Shurely shome mishtake... Pin
W Balboos, GHB20-Jan-09 1:59
W Balboos, GHB20-Jan-09 1:59 
GeneralRe: Shurely shome mishtake... Pin
Rob Grainger20-Jan-09 7:07
Rob Grainger20-Jan-09 7:07 
GeneralIn which order do you test conditionals PinPopular
TomS4519-Jan-09 16:22
TomS4519-Jan-09 16:22 
I was taught and have taught that your code should test for the most likely condition first, thus avoiding unneccessary excution of code. If the False state is the more likely, then test for false and avoid testing for True - use the else clause for that. The case should be never used to test for just true/false. Speaking of Case, test in descending order of expected frequency of occurance.

Been doin' this for too long!
GeneralRe: In which order do you test conditionals Pin
Jeremy Falcon20-Jan-09 6:33
professionalJeremy Falcon20-Jan-09 6:33 
GeneralHuh? PinPopular
PIEBALDconsult19-Jan-09 13:38
mvePIEBALDconsult19-Jan-09 13:38 
GeneralRe: Huh? Pin
hfrmobile19-Jan-09 22:24
hfrmobile19-Jan-09 22:24 
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Hamed Musavi19-Jan-09 23:44
Hamed Musavi19-Jan-09 23:44 
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Rob Philpott20-Jan-09 4:47
Rob Philpott20-Jan-09 4:47 
GeneralRe: Huh? Pin
PIEBALDconsult20-Jan-09 6:29
mvePIEBALDconsult20-Jan-09 6:29 
GeneralRe: Huh? Pin
Hamed Musavi20-Jan-09 8:08
Hamed Musavi20-Jan-09 8:08 
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Jeremy Falcon20-Jan-09 6:40
professionalJeremy Falcon20-Jan-09 6:40 
GeneralRe: Huh? Pin
PIEBALDconsult20-Jan-09 7:57
mvePIEBALDconsult20-Jan-09 7:57 
GeneralRe: Huh? Pin
Jeremy Falcon20-Jan-09 9:45
professionalJeremy Falcon20-Jan-09 9:45 
GeneralRe: Huh? Pin
PIEBALDconsult20-Jan-09 12:32
mvePIEBALDconsult20-Jan-09 12:32 
GeneralRe: Huh? Pin
jordan1322-Jan-09 5:09
jordan1322-Jan-09 5:09 
GeneralUse a CASE tool to do the job right Pin
Stuart Cox19-Jan-09 5:47
Stuart Cox19-Jan-09 5:47 
GeneralRe: Use a CASE tool to do the job right Pin
Dave Sexton19-Jan-09 6:37
Dave Sexton19-Jan-09 6:37 
GeneralRe: Use a CASE tool to do the job right Pin
Stuart Cox19-Jan-09 6:42
Stuart Cox19-Jan-09 6:42 
GeneralRe: Use a CASE tool to do the job right Pin
firegryphon19-Jan-09 13:02
firegryphon19-Jan-09 13:02 
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W Balboos, GHB20-Jan-09 1:54
W Balboos, GHB20-Jan-09 1:54 

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