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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl Destroys Interview Question

by mr_mischief (Monsignor)
on May 03, 2004 at 18:01 UTC ( #350099=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl Destroys Interview Question
in thread Perl Destroys Interview Question

My understanding of XP suggests you're right. However, no methodology is 100% right in every situation.

I think that doing a great deal of work to generalize something when there's no need is obviously silly. There's no reason though to do something in a less general way which doesn't run any faster and requires just as much work to implement. I'm talking about looking at the problem as a more general case, not about working a more general case into the code as an afterthought.

Christopher E. Stith
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[shmem]: no. You're right.
[msh210]: About time... last time I was right was... I don't even remember when.
[shmem]: perl -e 'warn "test$/", ^@^ '
[Eily]: well, at least it's right about warn doing the same thing as die :)
[shmem]: same with undef as last element
[msh210]: oh, good point. It's the best kind of correct
[shmem]: msh210: but I'd not call it a lie outright. That's when you do know the truth.
[msh210]: I don't have sendmail (I'm on MS Windows), so does one of you think you can report the bug?
[shmem]: msh210: 'tis about time to tell the sad truth to perl5porters - via perlbug
[msh210]: probably whoever wrote that actually knows the truth

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