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Discussion on: Writing Clean Code

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dallgoot • Edited

because i don't trust frameworks blindly:

function can_view(string $scope, int $owner_id) : bool {
    $user = Auth::user();
    if(!$user || !method_exists($user, "hasRole") || !property_exists($user, "id")){
        throw "Error : Current User state is undetermined"

    return $scope === 'public' || $user->id === $owner_id || $user->hasRole('admin');

taking advantages of boolean shortcuts : assuming that the owner of content is always allowed to view whatever $scope it is