My Secret Life as a Spaghetti Coder
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A few days ago I posted a question of preference for implementation of a complicated boolean expression. One was a complete mish-mash of nastiness, while the other used descriptive variable names to which the original conditions were assigned.

Not surprisingly, everyone who responded preferred the second one. On the other hand, I was expecting at least someone to prefer the mish-mash because it has all the logic right there where you can see it rather than hiding it. I'm glad no one said that, but I've heard it said about using classes, functions, or different files for instance.

The point of the post was simple: I just wanted to highlight that you can use variables to store results of complex boolean expressions. Of course, most people already know this. Even I know it.

So why is it when I look through code I see so little use of it?

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