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On the Use and Acceptance of nil

Delphi-losophy – Yesterday I made the following tweet: Never pass nil to a method, and don’t let your methods accept nil as a parameter value. — Nick Hodges (@NickHodges) January 19, 2015 and it started and interesting little discussion on Twitter.  (I was actually honored that the great Mark Seemann himself entered into the fray…) Naturally, the conversation tried to point out why I was wrong, and all the ways that it was fine to use nil.  That’s okay – if there it is one thing developers like better than making pronouncements, it’s finding exceptions and arguing against other developer’s ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 2015-01-20 17:33


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