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So I do not want to eat chocolate cake, but like the taste. And I like apples. Should I mix apples with other stuff, that needs to be done in a factory, needs transportation, and is anything but natural, but tastes like chocolate cake, or should I simply eat apples ?
I tried an Impossible Whopper a month ago and was underwhelmed. It tasted beefy more or less; but in a subtlety not quite right way like a low quality patty with cheaper additives/filler. Texture was a bigger fail, it was way too smooth and homogeneous.
Big Mac < Impossible Whopper < Other Fast Food Chain Burgers < Good Sit Down Restaurant/Home Cooked Burgers
or on a separate axis
Bad Garden Burgers < Impossible Whopper < Good Veggie Burgers
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
But given that I'm not using those settings more than once, should I really be doing that? Two short-lived variables aren't going to make too much difference but I'm still doing it for cosmetic reasons and that can't be good ...
Either way, it's easy enough to split a method call where there are half a ton of arguments over several lines of text but what about when it's just one of the arguments that's causing the thing to scroll for miles? (Lambdas being a common cause of this).
Hardly a matter of life and death but I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of others on this.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
I dislike the deep indents ... but your code is immediately understandable, without having to figure out what each parameter is. IMO the winner is readability for the next person who has to mess with the code. [or for myself 3-12 months from now, wondering whutinthuheck I was doing]
That's the way I do it. Except I move the && (or ||) to the start of the next line instead of leaving it trailing - it often helps when I want to comment out an option or two temporarily while testing.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
That's my preference as well, unless I'm still debugging the code, and I want to verify the output of one of the chained calls. Otherwise setting a breakpoint, say, on line 6 sets a breakpoint on the entire thing. But once I'm confident I won't have to revisit it, it all goes back to a single statement split among multiple lines.
When lines become long, I split before a binary operator, and make sure that binary operators always are in the same line, or, if the line is split, in the same column as the parentheses, if there are any. In addition, I usually put like binary operators in the same column. If a line is split at a binary operator, I indent both operands by the same amount, e.g. two characters to the right. Like so: