Objective-C

Objective-C

molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

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2005 May 2 • 2066
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Okay, I'm trying to get a little into C stuff since it's required for iOS programming. But I don't really get the writing formalities yet. This is probably an easy question, ha.

For example this code:
code
BOOL trueOrFalse = YES;
if (trueOrFalse)
NSLog(@"trueOrFalse is true.")
if (1)
NSLog(@"1 is considered to be true.");

What does if (trueOrFalse) check here? Is it basically like, "if trueOrFalse is yes" or what does the "if" relate to? I mean, it doesn't say "if(trueOrFales == YES)", but instead just the variable. :O

And does the if(1) the same as if(trueOrFalse == 1)?
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2011 Mar 17 at 13:12 PDT — Ed. 2011 Mar 17 at 13:13 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

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It's the same as many languages. Think about what if(true) or if(false) might mean - basically, that is the end comparison that is made. Say you have
code
if(expr_1 && expr_2) { doSomething(); }

For argument's sake say expr_1 is true and expr_2 is false. You then get
code
if(true && false)

which is
code
if(false)

which means the if statement won't execute. Now, there are exceptions and modifications to this, but this is the basic way to think about it. While you can add if(something == true) to an if block there is no particular need but that can aid readability and help catch errors quickly.

This is why I never do the latter, I love errors.
 
 
2011 Mar 17 at 13:45 PDT
molkman
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Okay.

So if I have
code
if(variable){
party()
}

it basically does check if the variable is true and then does something, so it's the same as if(variable == true)?

And would
code
if(!variable){
party()
}

check if the variable is false? Or can I only use !s with =s?
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2011 Mar 17 at 14:10 PDT — Ed. 2011 Mar 17 at 14:18 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6201
Think of everything in terms of expressions. An expression is either true or false. When you give an if(...) a true expression, it will succeed.

!variable will do exactly what you want.

If variable is true, then !variable is false and vice versa.
 
 
2011 Mar 17 at 14:13 PDT — Ed. 2011 Mar 17 at 14:17 PDT
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

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2005 May 2 • 2066
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Okay, cool. Thanks alot.
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2011 Mar 17 at 14:19 PDT
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