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Re: Null vote is incorrectly labelled?

by robobunny (Friar)
on Jan 15, 2004 at 13:49 UTC ( #321551=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Null vote is incorrectly labelled?

I think +=0 is accurate, since the idea is that you're performing a mathematic operation on the node's reputation, which is an integer. If you make the null vote say "null", it doesn't follow the pattern set by the ++ and -- options. Instead, I propose that we change the name of the null vote option to the "increment by zero" option, which is much more descriptive and only 6 times the number of syllables.

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Re: Re: Null vote is incorrectly labelled?
by EdwardG (Vicar) on Jan 15, 2004 at 13:56 UTC

    Well in a way that is my point, when you vote +=0 it appears as though you are performing an operation on the node's reputation, but it doesn't actually do anything (I wonder what the code for this bit looks like).

    And again I say, Null is not equal to zero. But there I go with the pedantry again.

    Oh, and ++ for dissenting humour

      I choose to believe that it is performing the +=0, but it's optimized out by the compiler. Don't ridicule my faith!

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