[webkit-dev] Bools are strictly worse than enums
thakis at chromium.org
Fri Dec 3 13:55:26 PST 2010
On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 1:37 PM, David Hyatt <hyatt at apple.com> wrote:
>> The only exception I would make to this rule is if all the call sites use
>> variables and never pass in raw true or false. In that case there's no loss
>> of readability, and whether you use an enum vs. a bool is irrelevant.
>> I think in general the rule should be "Keep your call sites readable, and
>> convert to enums if you find that the call sites are becoming inscrutable."
> That rule makes sense to me.
> On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 1:40 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:
>> Dave, I'm not sure I understand your exception. Could you give an
> I think what he means is that
> bool doSomething();
> void doSomethingElse(bool);
> and the only case we always call doSomethingElse with a return value of some
> function or with a variable:
> and we never call it with raw true/false:
Out of curiosity, what do people think of
when calling an existing function that takes a bool?
> - Ryosuke
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