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Re: Embracing functions with parentheses

by jbrugger (Parson)
on Mar 16, 2005 at 09:58 UTC ( #439890=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Embracing functions with parentheses

Our own functions are easy to recognice due to the fact we have to program conform to a predefined coding standard.
eg:
funcions are named using camelnotation, we use an indentation of 4 spaces(tab) 'private' functions have an _ prefix (i know they do not really exist in perl, but this way we know a function is ment to be private) etc.
Next we allways use strict and have warnings on, and we code with the idea that readability is more important than a fast and unreadable algorithm, and we try to avoid perlmagic as much as possible.
package Just_A_Package_Name use strict; sub _privateFunctionName() { my $self = shift; my ($otherItem) = @_; } sub publicFunctionName(){ ... } # So we'd rather write foreach my $item (@array) { # than foreach (@array) {

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[MidLifeXis]: I think I forgot "running on a farm of commodore 64, vic 20s, trs 80s, and apple ]|[e systems"
[GotToBTru]: oh I know what it is .. but it is a number only slightly useful to me and of no possible use to our customer
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[GotToBTru]: i guess it's a placeholder, the code will only fill it in if there is nothing else to use
[GotToBTru]: but then .. if you have nothing to say, why not say nothing?
[MidLifeXis]: I have a user who has a lot of say on how some of our processes work that abhors significant blanks. Perhaps that is a part of it. A not-so-obvious "this space intentionally left blank" indicator.
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