In your code if $answer were 5555 then the outcome
would be nothing..
in reply to Sutra of Optimism
print /\d\d\d/ ? "Optimist" : "Pessimist";
This makes me more pessimistic but less nihilistic.
Whether that is a good thing or not depends on whether
you're a pessimist or not. ( And not as you may think ;^)
I guess I try to catch all conditions simply because I
am a pessimist and I've rather be pessimistic so the "hobbits"1 of the world can remain in their naive optimism.
1) By Hobbits I mean the bright and cheery non-technical people of web sites who believe they'll not be hacked by remaing chipper and that the tech team will always pull their asses out of the fire, when they ignore advice ".. so why be dour?"