Category: if statement

Indented vs nonindented ifstatements: performance difference
To nondevelopers discussions about the visual layout of source code can seem somewhat inconsequential. Layout probably ought to be inconsequential, being based on experimental studies that discovered how source should be visually organised to minimise the cognitive effort consumed by developers while processing it. In practice software engineering is not evidencebased. There are two kinds […]

if statement conditions, some basic measurements
The conditions contained in ifstatements control all the decisions a program makes, yet relatively little is known about their characteristics. A condition contains one or more clauses, for instance, the condition (a && b) contains two clauses that both need to be true, for the condition to be true. An earlier post modelled the number […]

Number of statement sequences possible using N ifstatements
I recently read a post by Terence Tao describing how he experimented with using ChatGPT to solve a challenging mathematical problem. A few of my posts contain mathematical problems I could not solve; I assumed that solving them was beyond my maths pay grade. Perhaps ChatGPT could help me solve some of them. To my […]