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Re^3: Looking for discussions of "block after or" syntax error

by Laurent_R (Parson)
on May 01, 2013 at 21:34 UTC ( #1031655=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Looking for discussions of "block after or" syntax error
in thread Looking for discussions of "block after or" syntax error

Agreed. I did not think about that. And I usually don't do such a print anyway but rather a die statement (although, going to the end of this logic, what do you do if die fails? Do you 'die "i failed" or die "die failed"'?

Usually, the only reason I want to know that opening a file failed if to get an immediate diagnostic of the reason for the program failure. If the print statement fails, well, I am likely to have more severe problems than just file opening.


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Re^4: Looking for discussions of "block after or" syntax error
by davido (Archbishop) on May 01, 2013 at 21:48 UTC

    die doesn't have a useful return value (to my knowledge), and would never be placed on the lefthand side of a logical short circuit.


    Dave

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