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Gavin Kistner wrote:
> On Jun 27, 2007, at 6:06 PM, Rici Lake wrote:
>> On 27-Jun-07, at 6:09 PM, Gavin Kistner wrote:
>>> What do _you_ do when you need a simple, lightweight way to create
>>> some unique values?
>> I use simple lower case strings, unless a better solution occurs to
>> me. In your example, I would might use "good", "sin", "cos" and
>> "sin". 
> Would you do:
>    GOOD = "good"
>    SIN = "sin"
>    COS = "cos"
> and use the 'constant' variable for assignments and comparisons? I
> realize the foolishness of that, but (even without a hack to holler
> if I read an undefined global) it somehow feels cleaner than just
> hardcoding the same literal strings in many places in the code.   

I personally use simple quotes for constants and double quotes for all
other "normal" strings. It makes the code *look* cleaner :-)