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Re (tilly) 1: interpolation with filetest operators

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Dec 09, 2001 at 07:51 UTC ( #130503=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to interpolation with filetest operators

An OT stylistic note.

I find that explicit referencing of @_ inside of functions is problematic. It is too easy when modifying code to accidentally access this when you meant that. For which reason the two main styles you see go like:

sub FileCheck { my $file = shift; my $perm = shift; my $oot = shift; # etc } # or sub FileCheck { my ($file, $perm, $oot) = @_; # etc }
And now if you decide while developing code that you want to change the order of arguments, you are much less likely to make a mistake.

(I also don't much like StudlyCaps, but that is one of those "important irrelevancies". It is good to be consistent about naming patterns, but which consistent choice you make is irrelevant. InOtherWords I don't code that way, but there is nothing wrong with doing so.)

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[marto]: LanX++ asking the right questions :)
[Corion]: And I also have to talk to the technician implementing the export side of the change that this is not about them, and that maybe they should hold on to that changeset just in case the project comes back with a formally correct approach...
[Corion]: Naah - I think the "fasta" format should be familiar by now to the casual visitor of this site ;)
[Corion]: The rest would benefit from de-jargonizing. Maybe somebody versed in both, Perl and bioinformatics could write up a translation dictionary ;)
[marto]: I helped with some corrections to the Glasgow Uni Perl for Bioinformatics course, but didn't get time to do a full review. I've also patched some trivial problems with the bioperl based upon a question someone asked here.
[marto]: but I've never done any bioinformatics work, so don't know what people are talking about :P
[marto]: Corion biohisham & BioLion seem long gone
[marto]: IIRC BrowserUK understands this stuff

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