Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

Game Development How to Make a Video Game Score, Enemies, and Game State Add a Start and End

Paul Burkart
Paul Burkart
Courses Plus Student 334 Points

Would !gameStarted not be proper? (v.s gameStarted == false)

Is it convention to use gameStarted == false as apposed to !gameStarted or merely personal choice?

1 Answer

It is personal choice, but more common and better practice is to use !gameStarted.

However, in this situation, I might use gameStarted == false because it is pronounced "gameStarted is false" which makes a little more sense then "not game started". In most cases I'd use the not operator, though.


Paul Burkart
Paul Burkart
Courses Plus Student 334 Points

I guess in every day English it doesn't make as much sense. But for me I've gotten used to talking in bool lol