POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.beta-test : none keyword : Re: none keyword Server Time
19 Jun 2021 04:24:49 EDT (-0400)
  Re: none keyword  
From: clipka
Date: 7 Mar 2019 10:29:55
Message: <5c8138f3@news.povray.org>
Am 04.03.2019 um 01:03 schrieb Mike Horvath:
> Some other options are "null" or "nil".

"null" is misleading because it can be misinterpreted as "zero". As a 
matter of fact, that's exactly what `NULL` is in C, where everyone and 
their uncle borrowed the name from; it just happens to be used a lot in 
pointers, because in C pointers and integer values are highly 
interchangeable.

"nil" is stupid because it is a technical acronym that's not applicable 
in many contexts: "Not In List".


"void" also comes to mind.

"mu" from Zen philosophy might also do nicely, if it wasn't prone to be 
mistaken for a greek letter of same name.


Post a reply to this message

Copyright 2003-2021 Persistence of Vision Raytracer Pty. Ltd.