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On Sat, 2008-01-05 at 11:36 -0800, Rich Hickey wrote:Just my 2 cents: I like Ruby's "true", "false", and "nil" keywords.
> I am considering
> supplying constants that correspond to the values Boolean.TRUE and
> Boolean.FALSE for use in _calling_ Java, but I won't change the nature
> of conditional tests to also test for FALSE - it's a performance issue
> I decided long ago.
Ruby treats both "false" and "nil" as false in boolean expressions;
anything else is considered true. It's very clear when you're
returning a boolean value, but you still get the convenience of using
nil in boolean expressions.
Having true/false/nil map exactly to Java true/false/null (boxed if
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