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Short Circuit Evaluation's Impact on the Programmer

"Short Circuit Evaluation's impact on the programmer". What if a programming language did not have this feature, how would the programmer be able to get the same functionality when using single and iterative control statements?

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Short circuit evaluation enables a programmer to include two tests in a single condition knowing that if the first test passes (or fails, depending on the type of condition) then the test won't be evaluated. This is useful when the second test would be result in an error in the cases where the first test passes. A typical example is checking a reference for null before calling a method ...

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This solution of 237 words explains how short circuit evaluation enables the programmer in specific actions. An example of checking a reference for null is explained and included.