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Re^3: shift vs @_

by Argel (Prior)
on Oct 02, 2006 at 20:39 UTC ( #575951=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: shift vs @_
in thread shift vs @_

Actually, I think I will claim it is better. In theory it should be easier to notice changes since there is less clutter -- no leading "my" and no trailing "= shift" that someone eyeballing the code has to filter out so the variables themselves should stand out better.

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Re^4: shift vs @_
by tomhukins (Curate) on Oct 02, 2006 at 20:44 UTC
    Perhaps, but consider the starting point of one argument:
    my( $foo, ) = @_;
    compared to:
    my $foo = shift;
    I use the shift approach because it gives me a clean starting point and lets me extend my methods (or subroutines) easily. Having said that, I try to avoid extending public methods and prefer to create new methods when appropriate. But perhaps I'm drifting away from the original question a little..

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