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Re^2: looking for a good idiom: return this if this is true

by DentArthurDent (Monk)
on Mar 07, 2005 at 17:58 UTC ( #437274=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: looking for a good idiom: return this if this is true
in thread looking for a good idiom: return this if this is true

Doesn't the following bit of code work? It's only slightly more obtuse than what you propose.
thatroutine() and return 1;
UPDATE: I just tested this to prevent ignorance, and it does in fact work.
UPDATE AGAIN: Ah, I missed the point. My code does not return the value returned by thatroutine(). If there are no side effects I suppose you could do:
thatroutine() and return thatroutine();
:-)
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