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Re^2: accessing an environment variable dynamically

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jan 02, 2013 at 07:43 UTC ( #1011221=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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much more friendly than shifting $?

You really find $? >> 8 so hard to type? Or understand?

'sides which, that module doesn't work on the OPs OS.


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Re^3: accessing an environment variable dynamically
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 02, 2013 at 07:56 UTC

    You really find $? >> 8 so hard to type? Or understand?

    Yes, its cryptic crap, its not an API

      its not an API

      No. It is a fundamental computer operation.

      Anyone who finds it difficult to understand should not be a programmer.

      Would you use a lawyer who didn't understand tort or habeas corpus?

      Or an accountant who didn't understand double entry?

      Or a doctor who didn't know about the lymphatic system?


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        No. It is a fundamental computer operation...

        Potato, potato, potato.

        You're content with  $? >> 8 , well bully for you, System::Command uses it also, because I don't want to, I'm not a bash programmer, I don't want to do things the bash way, anymore than I want to sharpen my own knives

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