Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:

> 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.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoda

I know who Yoda is.  What I was puzzled with was what it has to do
with "if blue is the sky" (which is a bad analogy for "if (0 < len)"
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