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(String) casts in SortNames

Peter Gragert
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Joined: Jan 16, 2001
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My environment is too stupid to make distinction between
casts and identifiers.
So I got "( String ) object" by 'beautifying' and got nitpicked a number of times.
So do not do that, read the style guide again!
Paul Ralph
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Joined: Aug 10, 2000
Posts: 312
You aren't allowed to make casts from Object to String?
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Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9058
You can cast an Object to a String if the Object was originally a String that was stored as an Object.

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Peter Gragert
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What I meant is: '(String)object' versus '( String ) object'
Styleguide conformance, you see three spaces? ;-)
Johannes de Jong

Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 5089
I'm not sure I understand,
  • (String)object <- the nitpickers way ?
  • ( String ) object <- your way ?

  • The first one is correct, see 2.2 - Spacing

    This is true. -- Marilyn

    [This message has been edited by Johannes de Jong (edited June 01, 2001).]
    [This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited June 01, 2001).]
Michael Pearson
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Joined: Mar 11, 2001
Posts: 351
Thanks to the style guide (and Marilyn reminding me) I learned this lesson.
Now that I use the style guide format it makes it a lot easier to spot a cast in my code.
Peter Gragert
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Joined: Jan 16, 2001
Posts: 424
Hello Michael,
You mean a regular expression: '(\w+)' (emacs)?!
No answer necessary.
Have a nice weekend
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