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Re: Shortcut operator for $a->{'b'}=$b if $b;

by radiantmatrix (Parson)
on Sep 20, 2005 at 17:43 UTC ( #493548=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Shortcut operator for $a->{'b'}=$b if $b;

You could abstract $b away into a sub (I'm assuming you're using it as a placeholder for a complex operation), and do something like:

sub b { return $b; } b() and $a->{'b'} = b();

I guess I don't really understand where your "way too verbose" is coming from; it would help if I could see a more involved example of the code you're attempting to simplify.

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