On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 5:13 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:
>> On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>>> What is a Yoda condition?
>> ---
>> Using if (constant == variable) instead of if (variable == constant),
>> like if (4 == foo).
>> Because it's like saying "if blue is the sky" or "if tall is the man".
> That is an invalid analogy, as the sentences do not make sense.
> A much better explanation I heard on this list is that people do not
> say "If 1 is smaller than the number of your wives, you have a big
> problem".
> I actually was not asking why people find the convention to visually
> align comparison with number lines unusual. We discussed this style
> long time ago on this list.  I haven't heard the "Yoda condtion"
> expression and was asking about the "Yoda" part.

It's popular culture.


Felipe Contreras
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