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Re^4: accessing an environment variable dynamically

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jan 02, 2013 at 08:21 UTC ( #1011225=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: accessing an environment variable dynamically
in thread accessing an environment variable dynamically

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?


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Comment on Re^4: accessing an environment variable dynamically
Re^5: accessing an environment variable dynamically
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 03, 2013 at 08:12 UTC

    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

      I want to sharpen my own knives

      You equate deploying an entire module in order to avoid using a shift operation, with "sharpening your own knives".

      More like you want to use disposable plastic spoons.


      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.

        You equate deploying an entire module in order to avoid using a shift operation, with "sharpening your own knives".

        More like you want to use disposable plastic spoons.

        Bit shifting allergy, its why I program perl, not allergic to Spoons at all

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