Value & parentheses when doing math
tom at makeshyft.com
Mon Apr 2 18:30:24 EDT 2018
the 2nd one is the one most readable to me so thats the one i would use
On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 6:08 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Knapp Martin wrote:
> > I have a tab delimited list where item 4 is a number and I'm adding
> > things up. What is considered best practice when doing this?
> > add item 4 of line x of tList to tRunningTotal
> > or
> > add (item 4 of line x of tList) to tRunningTotal
> > or
> > add value(item 4 of line x of tList) to tRunningTotal
> > Marty
> IMO whatever is the easiest to write and read that gets the job done is
> the best option.
> The first example above seems simplest to me.
> The second one isn't bad, but the third one should be avoided unless you
> have something in the data that requires the overhead of adding a call to
> the value function.
> Richard Gaskin
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