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jeeswg
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IT terminology queries

04 May 2019, 16:30

This thread is intended for queries about terminology. I'll start with two.

Which do you prefer? Do other alternatives exist?

fat arrow function [common?]
fat-arrow function [better?]
[generally words are hyphenated]

if-else-if ladder [common?]
if/else ladder [better?]
[why call it 'if-else-if' and not 'if-else' (shorter) or 'if-else-if-else' (more accurate)]

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if (var = "a")
	MsgBox, % "a"
else if (var = "b")
	MsgBox, % "b"
else if (var = "c")
	MsgBox, % "c"
else
	MsgBox, % "other"
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nnnik
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Re: IT terminology queries

05 May 2019, 03:19

'if-else-if'
if-else does not denote a ladder including multiple ifs.
'if-else-if-else' the last else (or any additional ifs) is already implied so this is too long.

It seems to me like the names for fat arrow functions, arrow functions or lambda expressions is completely random.
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