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Re: The best "true zero" is...

by grinder (Bishop)
on Jun 09, 2005 at 08:22 UTC ( #465004=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The best "true zero" is...

Couldn't vote! The one true zero is just 0. No plusses, dashes, letters, spaces or any other superfluous fluff :)

update: yes, I am aware of the zero, true zero dichotomy which is what the poll is about. Let me just say... "truth wears many faces"

- another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl


Comment on Re: The best "true zero" is...
Re^2: The best "true zero" is...
by ambrus (Abbot) on Jun 09, 2005 at 09:15 UTC

    That's like saying that all primes are odd except 2 which is the oddest amongst all.

Re^2: The best "true zero" is...
by Smylers (Pilgrim) on Jun 20, 2005 at 08:39 UTC
    The one true zero is just 0. No plusses, dashes, letters, spaces or any other superfluous fluff.

    Ah, but this poll isn't about the one true "zero" but about the best "true zero" — of the various values in Perl which are zero in numeric context but true in boolean context, which do you like best?

    Just "0" fails cos it's false, not true; you need some of that "superfluous fluff" to make it a "true zero".

    Smylers

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