To assign empty, or suppress error

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To assign empty, or suppress error

Postby Joel » Thu Jul 24, 2003 8:33 pm

I'm wondering how the common way of doing something in a loop is. As in, you have a loop which adds values to a string, something like...

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for ($i = 0, $i < 20, $++) {
    $string .= "new value number: ".$i;
}

Would you suppress the error or assign an empty value to $string, like...

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$string = "";

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Postby swirlee » Fri Jul 25, 2003 5:40 am

Whenever possible, you should try to prevent an error rather than suppressing it. So yes, set your variable to an empty string before you enter the loops.

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Postby Joel » Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:19 pm

Thats how I've been doing it, it does kind of feel stupid having to do it though, especially when it works anyway.


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