[Tutor] Making big 'uns into little 'uns

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Sep 6 19:05:25 CEST 2012

On 06/09/12 14:56, Ray Jones wrote:
> I have a multiple 'if' expression that I need to drastically reduce in
> size, both for readability and to keep errors from creeping in.
> For example, I would like to have the variable 'test' point to the a
> location 'grid[rcount-1][ccount-1]' so that everywhere I would use
> 'grid.....', I could replace it with 'test' How would I accomplish that?

I may have missed some messages but this is context free.
What are these multiple if statements?
Why would "reducing" them improve readability? It might make them 
shorter but more cryptic.

As to the other question, is

test = grid[rcount-1][ccount-1]

too obvious?

Alan G
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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