This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
I noticed in the solution that the string variable indicating whether the number is "even" or "odd" is declared and initialized to "odd". Then if the number is even, the string is changed to "even". Is there a performance or optimization reason for arranging the code like this?