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Re: [Sc-devel] [approve] asBoolean

The only thing that makes me wonder about this is the existence of Boolean:binaryValue. This makes me think that it would be intuitive if 0.asBoolean == false. But another solution would be a separate booleanValue method.

Don't know what's best...


On 22 Dec 2007, at 18:47, Julian Rohrhuber wrote:

So many times I've come across the choice to either use a true/ false pair (i.e. I have to check if nil separately) or use the formula if(x != true) ... (i.e. have no true inversion: (x == false) means something else than (x != true).not.

my suggestion: asBoolean

Object:asBoolean { ^true } // or false?
Nil:asBoolean { ^false }
Boolean:asBoolean { ^this }

then we write:

if(x.asBoolean) { ... }


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