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Re^2: Problem Domains and Multiple Disciplines

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Aug 30, 2004 at 16:11 UTC ( #386949=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Problem Domains and Multiple Disciplines
in thread Problem Domains and Multiple Disciplines

That's a bad idea. You should code it as

my sum = 100 * 101 / 2;
or something like that.

I know this from practice, as I once accidentally wrote 8092 instead of 32*256 in a program and had a hard time finding out why it wouldn't work. A computer can do arithmetic better than any of us.

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Re^3: Problem Domains and Multiple Disciplines
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 30, 2004 at 16:43 UTC

    I did it with a computer...in the shape of a calculator:)

    I get your point, but unless the constants 100, 101 and 2 have some meaning in context, you've just advocated magic numbers.

    A well named constant, that made sense in context, would be preferable.


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