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Which is better?

Amy Phillips
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Joined: Apr 02, 2003
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Should I pass two numbers into a method or just pass one number and use it to calculate the second?
I know I can do it both ways so which should I choose?
Elouise Kivineva
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Joined: Feb 07, 2002
Posts: 154
If you can do something just once, why do it twice?
Use "number A" to calulate "number B" and then decide where the code that does this calculation should go. If the calcualtion is simple, you could just forget even having a second variable. If for example B = (4 * A), you could just have A and (4*A).
Francis Siu
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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hi Amy
I think that the coding should be keep clear and sample, the method is used to hiding the coding,procedure calculation. So, I perfer to use method to do something,it is also the concept of the encapsulation. (Hope that I without explain wrong of the encapsulation )
HTH


Francis Siu
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adi peretz
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Joined: Jun 14, 2003
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hi,
if you can do what you want with sending one
number then use only one number the variables
and arguments you use the better
 
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