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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



 
GeneralReal programmers don't use conditionals Pin
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.20-Jan-09 8:31
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.20-Jan-09 8:31 
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 
No, according to most languages (Ruby and functional languages being notable exceptions) an expression is something that returns a value - a boolean expression, for example, returns true of false. While a statement is almost anything: a declaration, an if statement, a while statement.

Placing such a beast within an if's conditional expression yields...

if (if (x==3) y = 4; ) y = 5;

Which really doesn't make much sense.
GeneralIn which order do you test conditionals PinPopular
TomS4519-Jan-09 16:22
TomS4519-Jan-09 16:22 
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 
GeneralRe: Huh? Pin
Hamed Musavi19-Jan-09 23:44
Hamed Musavi19-Jan-09 23:44 
GeneralRe: Huh? Pin
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 
GeneralRe: Huh? Pin
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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