Zero Constant

Seen recently in the application I’m working on:

private final static int ZERO = 0;

Damn handy if you want to change ZERO to, say, 1 or 10000 everywhere.

 
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  1. And it’s been declared private, because another part of the application may declare another ZERO constant, with another value. And you definitely don’t want any confusion between those …

    Pierre · 2009-01-09 17:00 · #

  2. That’s true. We certainly wouldn’t want that! ;)

    I think this was originally a BigDecimal changed into an int. Obviously, it does look silly now…

    sebastien · 2009-01-21 13:11 · #

 
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