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Somebody told me that if(myvariable==true) was not the same as if(true==myvariable) is that right ? if yes, what is the difference thanks

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using if(true==myvariable)
you can prevent the tipical error "if(myvariable=true)" because true is a constant and you can''t assign values to constants...

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the difference is the order that they are evaluated in, when only looking at variables they are the same however if they are functions then there can be a difference:

  

bool myFunc(int a)
{
cout << a;
return true;
}

if(myFunc(5)==myFunc(3))

if(myFunc(3)==myFunc(5))



both if statements are true but will produce different results, the first will print 53 the second will print 35

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quote:
Original post by WildWest
I would prefer this:

if(myvariable)
{
}

Also, prevents you on the mistake mentioned above!

Wildwest


It also prevents someone who is reading your code from knowing if you are comparing a boolean to true, a pointer to NULL, or an integer to 0.
For clarity, I always write the entire explicit test.

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