declaration of variables?
bdesth at removethis.free.fr
Fri Feb 21 01:46:36 CET 2003
Mark Charsley wrote:
> In article <b2r14h02bfp at enews1.newsguy.com>, aleaxit at yahoo.com (Alex
> Martelli) wrote:
>>Rather, consider a hypothetical language where I have to declare ALL
>>variables AND constants I'll be using later on:
>> variables x, y, z, y
>> constants 23, 34, 45, 56
>> x = 23
> According to _all_ coding standards I've ever seen, that's exactly what
> one should do. Instead of littering ones code with magic numbers, one
> should create manifest constants in one (and only one) location, and then
> use the constants in one's code.
I think you got it wrong... Alex was talking of having to declare
*litteral* constants, not *symbolic* constants.
Have you ever heard of any language that require you to declare
*litteral* constants ?-)
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