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Re^2: $| pre and post increment and deincrement behavior

by robin (Chaplain)
on Dec 01, 2005 at 14:05 UTC ( #513275=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: $| pre and post increment and deincrement behavior
in thread $| pre and post increment and deincrement behavior

Someone seems intent on repeating this particular piece of misinformation, so perhaps it's worth repeating (just this once) that it's incorrect.

I do agree that $|++ is unnecessarily clever, since it might confuse an ignorant maintenenance programmer, and that $| = 1 is clearer. But it's simply wrong to say that it could bite you if $| doesn't happen to have the value you assume. It couldn't, for reasons that will be obvious to anyone who has understood this thread.

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[marioroy]: Thank you Lady_Aleena. I've bookmarked the page.
[1nickt]: folks, would you say that 1.0 is an integer ?
[Lady_Aleena]: 1nickt, I wouldn't, but I'm not normal.
LanX aggrees, LA isn't normal ;-P
[Lady_Aleena]: LanX, thanks bunches.
[Lady_Aleena]: Rigth now I'm ranting in my head about an old subject.
[1nickt]: Hm, that is, how to prevent Perl from turning 1.0 into 1? I feel sure this must be an faq, but am reading perlnum and not finding the answer ...
[Lady_Aleena]: 1nickt, why does it matter in this case?
[1nickt]: Hm, perhaps this? "Operators which expect an integer force the argument into the integer format."

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