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Re: Test if multiple variables are defined

by AnomalousMonk (Chancellor)
on Jun 25, 2013 at 17:50 UTC ( #1040636=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Test if multiple variables are defined

One More Way to Do It: grep:

>perl -wMstrict -le "my ($foo, $bar); my ($no_ws, $some_ws, $lotsa_ws) = ('no_ws', ' some_ws ', ' lotsa ws '); printf qq{'$_' } for $no_ws, $some_ws, $lotsa_ws; print ''; ;; s{ \A \s+ | \s+ \z }''xmsg for grep defined, $no_ws, $foo, $some_ws, $bar, $lotsa_ws; printf qq{'$_' } for $no_ws, $some_ws, $lotsa_ws; " 'no_ws' ' some_ws ' ' lotsa ws ' 'no_ws' 'some_ws' 'lotsa ws'

Update: However,  grep as used above has the disadvantage of creating an output list that may be the same size as the input list; Perl then has twice as much data to deal with.

The advantage of a looping statement like
    defined and s/^\s+|\s+$//g for LIST;
is that the elements of  LIST are operated on in place and no new list is created.

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LanX passes the blame to jdpatches. ..
Eily the verb from this sentence
[LanX]: jdporter adjusted the best nodes algorithm not long ago to public demands, my theory more complicated= more error prone
[Eily]: what error? I see no issue :P

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