Negative value for variable
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Negative value for variable Posted on: 08/07/2011 5:26am
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I came across a game where variable is declared with negative value
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selectedLevel:int = -1;
what does it mean
Re: Negative value for variable Posted on: 08/07/2011 6:24am
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Never let a computer tell´╗┐ me shit.
it means that the value is less than 0...

developers (read: "I") typically use negative values as -- generally binary -- semaphores.  This way I can essentially have a flag variable without the resource overhead of an actual additional variable.

in your example it logically means that "no level has _actually_ been selected, so don't run the level selection routines."



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