re: The shortest way to conditional insert properties into an object literal VIEW POST

re: Why should I choose the shortest way if it needs an article to be explained? In my opinion, the best code is the self-explanatory one, not the shor...

This is referred to as the "either/or fallacy", also referred to as the "false dilemma": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma

This is a perfectly self-explanatory technique. If you understand the spread syntax, and how short-circuted Boolean expressions work, then you can see at a glance what this does. The text above is not an explanation of the code, but proof that it works without surprises. Hence, this is both the shortest and quite self-explanatory.

I would even go so far as to say that this is a lot more readable than the alternatives. Bravo, Mr. Costa.

At no point does the author claim that short code should supersede readable code.


You centered the point, thank you for intervening!

P.S. I think it's very readable too, but I'm realizing, reading a great number of opinions and comments even on a small thing like the one I presented in the article, how readability is a subjective thing.

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