>! is a bad operator

>In C#, C and C++ the exclamation sign (!) is used for negating a boolean value.

This is considered a bad thing because it is so small and easy to miss.

    if( !IsPostBack ){…

I would like to write

    if( Not( IsPostBack ) ){…

instead.  But I have yet to find a way to overload it such in C#.

Even with the improved readability of “Not” it is easy to think wrong.  It is way too easy to get lost in negations in a just slighty complex boolean expression.

A way to improve readability is to avoid the useage of ! or negations at all:
    if( IsPostBack ){
        // Does nothing.

One Response to “>! is a bad operator”

  1. Anonymous says:

    >Well you can always try VB?

    If Not IsPostback Then


    / Ola

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