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, 2 Apr 2011 CPOL
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Here goes my alternate.I am a C++ programmer. My goal is always to try to make code short and simple.bool bFailed=false;if (!bFailed) bFailed= condition1_fails;if (!bFailed) bFailed= condition2_fails;if (!bFailed) bFailed= condition3_fails;if (bFailed) DoFailedCleanup();else {...
Here goes my alternate.
I am a C++ programmer. My goal is always to try to make code short and simple.

bool bFailed=false;
if (!bFailed) bFailed= condition1_fails;
if (!bFailed) bFailed= condition2_fails;
if (!bFailed) bFailed= condition3_fails;
if (bFailed) DoFailedCleanup();
else { 


  • Short and simple to read
  • You can set debug breakpoints in any condition to test return values
  • No functions / exceptions needed


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GeneralFirst It Does Work and Two I Think your missing Your If Stat... Pinmembercharles henington7-Apr-11 19:22 
Generalhow about this bool bFailed = false; if (!bFailed) bFailed ... Pinmembercharles henington6-Apr-11 15:32 
GeneralRe: Good approach, but I think that it doesn't work: bFailed = ... PinmemberJose David Pujo6-Apr-11 22:12 
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 For simple code, this would work wel... PinmemberEFEaglehouse5-Apr-11 5:00 

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