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- Subject: Re: Comparing userdata with other types
- From: Ivo Beltchev <ivo@...>
- Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 09:30:18 -0700
The coder in me tends to agree. However this system is intended to be
used by non-programmers and should be as simple and as robust as
possible. For example I have a text box where they can type a criteria
for searching objects. The text can be as simple as "return obj.mass>20"
(give me all objects that have a mass>20). I want to minimize the
possibility for syntax and runtime errors.
Personally, I like "cumbersome" code very much. To the reader, it
clearly tells what you want to do (check if the object has a property
"mass" and if it has, compare it).