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Re: XPFixation -- The Essential Windows XP Whoring Tool

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Jun 30, 2002 at 21:45 UTC ( #178421=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to XPFixation -- The Essential Windows XP Whoring Tool

LOL!

It'd be nice, BTW, to actualy display the delta instead of just a (up|down)arrow. And quite a bit more work. Nice, though, to write this in C instead of Perl -- perl is even more bloaty then MFC for this kind of stuff.


We are using here a powerful strategy of synthesis: wishful thinking. -- The Wizard Book

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[Corion]: But people writing such code should document the objects they construct and why it makes sense for an object to be invisible as string while being true in a boolean context
[hippo]: That's equal parts clever and horrendous.
[Eily]: the overload version wouldn't return true with "$x" && !length $x though, I guess
[hippo]: The more I look at this code, the more $x is a plain old scalar and the more this condition will never be true. I'm calling it a bug at this point.
[hippo]: Thanks for your input which has soothed my sanity (a little)
[Corion]: Eily: Sure - if you force both things into stringy things, then you break that magic. But that would also mean that you changed the expression, as now $x = 0.00 will be true instead of false as it were before
[Corion]: Ah no, at least in my feeble experiments that doesn't change the meaning
[Corion]: We sell sanity in small packages ;)

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