Re: Blocks for scope control

Lew <>
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:05:08 -0800
On 01/20/2012 07:34 AM, Stefan Ram wrote: (Stefan Ram) writes:

{ final Button button = new Button(); frame.add( button ); }

   I also use blocks to clarify the scope of a comment
   (when extracting a method is no better solution):

{ /* add a button to the frame */
   final Button button = new Button();
   frame.add( button ); }

   I teach both the use of omitable [sic] ??final?? keywords and the
   use of omitable blocks (which both serve only to enhance
   readability) in my classes right from the beginnig. In fact,
   I start to teach /all/ variable declaration and parameter
   declarations with ??final?? and later explain when ??final?? can
   be removed.

   (Many English dictionaries do not have an entry ??omitable?? [sic].
   This word is intended to mean the following above: An omitable [sic]
   part of the source code often [but not necessarily always]
   can be removed without changing the behavior of the program.)

Dictionaries frequently do not list all possible inflections of a word. In
this case they undoubtedly leave it to the normal rules of English to produce
"omittable" (note the double "t") without a separate entry.

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