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Marcus Adair
March 16, 2005 03:40
Re: s/true/better name/
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Isn't saying "false doesn't exist" like saying, "dark doesn't exist"? 
Why have a word for that?

I'm really afraid I'm missing something obvious here, but I'm worried 
that neither "whether" nor "indeed" work very well in many contexts. It 
seems to me that testing trueness exists in so many contexts that it's 
going to be hard to find an English word that fits all the important 

Additionally I question whether this is truly a case improving to the 
point of least surprise? After all, I don't know a programmer who's 
going to be surprised by what true means. There are still *some* things 
you may have to learn in software dev 101 ;)


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