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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