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Re^3: Is it real? (mu)

by tye (Sage)
on Jun 01, 2006 at 18:37 UTC ( #553118=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Is it real? (mu)
in thread Is it real?

That would explain why voting for Bigfoot would be voting for "Is Bigfoot real?", but does not explain why such a vote would be interpretted as voting for "Bigfoot is real". If people appeared to be interpretting the poll as "I most like to question the reality of _", then I might buy your argument. As is, it looks like "logic as a second language". ;)

- tye        

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Re^4: Is it real? (mu)
by apotheon (Deacon) on Jun 01, 2006 at 18:43 UTC

    Ah, but: keep in mind that in Perl (as well as some other languages) having any positive value at all causes a variable to evaluate as "true" when tested for "truth". Thus, a vote for "Is Bigfoot real?" assigns it a value that evaluates as "true", aka "yes".

    Or something.

    DWIM, darn you! DWIM!

    print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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