IIF becomes If, and a true ternary operator

Posted by: Panopticon Central, on 08 May 2007 | View original | Bookmarked: 0 time(s)

Many months ago, I discussed the fact that we were finally planning to come up with a true ternary conditional operator that would allow short-circuited conditional expressions. (Just as a quick recap: the current problem with the IIF function is that it evaluates all the arguments since it is just a regular method call. So "IIF(x Is Nothing, "Empty", x.Name)" will throw an exception if x is Nothing, because we still evaluate x.Name.) At the time, we were considering taking the IIF function and making...

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