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|| die or or die :)

by snax (Friar)
on Jul 23, 2003 at 20:00 UTC ( #277316=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I'm just surprised that I've never seen a problem using it exactly as I've written it above, which I do with great regularity. The docs say that the calling signatures are
My syntax falls into the first case, but what constitutes an "EXPR"? I've got a string, the || operator, then the die -- does that qualify as an EXPR? I'll have to poke around the docs some more.....

Oh. Playing around with the right and wrong way shows me that my "|| die" syntax fails without die-ing.

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Re: || die or or die :)
by ChemBoy (Priest) on Jul 23, 2003 at 20:41 UTC

    I've got a string, the || operator, then the die -- does that qualify as an EXPR?
    Yes, it does (as you seem to have discovered): since || is higher precedence than the comma, it's parsed roughly as open ( FILEHANDLE, ("filename" || die( ...) ) ); Since your string is always true, the die is never reached.

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