Offset function

Robert Presender rpresender at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 15 12:35:01 CDT 2002


On Sunday, September 15, 2002, at 07:53  AM, Jeanne wrote:
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> The overall rule of thumb is that it is always best practice to quote
> literal strings. If a string is a single word, is not a reserved 
> Transcript
> word, and is not defined as a variable or constant anywhere, you can 
> often
> (not in all contexts) get away with not quoting it. The example you 
> give is
> one such context, basically because it's easy to parse the offset 
> function
> unambiguously.
>
> But it's always a better idea to use quotes, both stylistically 
> (because it
> makes it clear that this is a literal string) and practically (because 
> if
> you develop a sloppy habit in this area, it's easy to forget to quote 
> when
> it does matter - and sometimes bugs introduced in this way aren't
> especially easy to find).
>

Thanks Jeanne.  Very well put.

Regards ... Bob




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