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Discussion on: βœ”||🀒 Commit or Vomit | nested ternary operator

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager Author

Yes and that's one thing I'm trying to find out with these series ☺️ is it something That's not ok or just something for the more experienced developer. Your comments help a lot!! 😎

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tominflux profile image

It's really not about one's ability to read ternaries. It's about code writing/analysing efficiency. Even a senior dev will be disadvantaged by encountering a complex nested ternary because the context is not explicit and they have to spend some time analysing it. These kind of ternaries always come with a large cognitive load. Always value being concise over ~quick~ readability, and your codebase will become a nightmare to maintain.

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Well that actually depends on the situation. Ternaries are not to include on every conditional situation, that is a horror πŸ˜‚. I'm just saying that I rather use a nested ternary over an if-else block. If there is no need to use an if-else block, then there shouldn't been any nested ternary there either.

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