Quick Tip for Constants

Here is a really quick and useful tip: use a static class for your constants! An Example:

namespace Constants
    public static class Paths
        public static readonly string settings = Application.streamingAssetsPath + "/Settings.json";
        public static readonly string playerSettings = Application.streamingAssetsPath + "/Player.json";

    public static class Tags
        public const string board = "Board";
        public const string metal = "Metal";
        public const string net = "Net";
        public const string stick = "Stick";
    public static class Layers
        public static readonly int player = LayerMask.NameToLayer("Player");
        public static readonly int enemy = LayerMask.NameToLayer("Enemy");

This is especially useful when dealing with strings. It will reduce memory allocations and typos. Also if any of these constants is changed, you won’t have to hunt for them in the whole project.

PS: Bonus points for using


instead of

gameObject.tag == Constants.Tags.board;

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