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RE (5): Filehandle Filter

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Aug 11, 2000 at 17:27 UTC ( #27511=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: RE: RE (2): Filehandle Filter
in thread Filehandle Filter

When return forces you to choose between having the sub be 2 lines or running over 80 char, I think chip is right. If you are comfortable with anon subs, you probably have no problem with implicit return values.

Most of the time I use return, but in this case I stripped it out. And since the entire point of the code was to show me throwing around a ton of constructs, with each one serving to make the code shorter and clearer to a true expert (though not to co-workers), I had no hesitation in pulling out my return at the end of TIEHANDLE. Which I possibly shouldn't have done.

Oh well.

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RE: RE (5): Filehandle Filter
by tye (Sage) on Aug 11, 2000 at 17:32 UTC

    Ah, yes. I couldn't see the original returns so I just made assumptions (insert cliche here) based on the complete lack of them.

    Yes, for subs that do almost nothing but return a value, I agree that no explicit return is often better. Thanks for the clarification.

            - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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