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Practical example of "Is Perl code maintainable"

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on Aug 13, 2007 at 07:44 UTC ( #632152=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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  1. or download this
    sub file_mode {
      my ($file) = @_;
    ...
              $dummy, $dummy, $dummy, $dummy) = stat($file);
      return $mode;
    }
    
  2. or download this
    sub file_mode {
      -f shift or return -1;
      return (stat(_))[2];
    }
    

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[1nickt]: chacham I have wanted to, and dones so, and so stated in a reply, and been roundly downvoted 2-1. (I assume for attempting to censor.)
[1nickt]: pryrt yes, I see. There is no way to differentiate without forcing to a string and all sort of weird stuff. It is enough. User 42 can get creative if s/he wishes.
[chacham]: i sent him a private message expressing my displeasure.

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