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  Seven Low-Cost Ways to Improve Legacy Code
Subject:   Enums and "Constant Object"
Date:   2004-10-28 09:20:11
From:   Robert Simmons Jr. (Kraythe)
Response to: Enums and "Constant Object"

"In programming, a constant is a value that never changes. The other type of values that programs use is variables, symbols that can represent different values throughout the course of a program."[1]


Since these objects are alocated at initialization and never change, they are constants.


As for the terms for them, its a matter of splitting of irrelevant hairs. The importance is in the concept, not the label. Call them Freds for all I care.


References:


[1] http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/c/constant.html


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