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Re: The Null Mull (or, when OO needs more O)

by elusion (Curate)
on Nov 29, 2004 at 16:31 UTC ( #410962=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Null Mull (or, when OO needs more O)

I couldn't turn up any great links on the subject, but Objective-C (as used in Apple's Cocoa development) uses this pattern. Calling a method on a nil object returns nil. It'd be similar to this Perl, which would print undefined:
# this would work if it were Objective-C # using Perl's syntax my $foo = undef; my $result = $foo->message; print "undefined\n" if not defined $result;
I happen to like it.

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[Lady_Aleena]: Well, some of the data returned is taylored for the printing of certain elements.
[atcroft]: Lady_Aleena: Understandable.
[Lady_Aleena]: However, in this instance, the script will grow much larger, while the module will shrink.

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