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Re^3: shift vs @_

by exussum0 (Vicar)
on Oct 06, 2006 at 14:39 UTC ( #576687=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Um, yeah. But it doesn't prevent me from being human and making a mistake. It's harder to get it wrong w/ a progression of shifts.

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Re^4: shift vs @_
by radiantmatrix (Parson) on Oct 06, 2006 at 16:36 UTC

    But it doesn't prevent me from being human and making a mistake.

    Ok, firstly, you said that you can't easily do what you wanted, not that it was easy to make a mistake.

    Secondly, attempting my $x, $y = @_ with strict in place (which is best practice anyhow) produces:

    Global symbol "$y" requires explicit package name
    Which would be a pretty big clue to me that something was wrong (you aren't creating a lexical $y with my $x, $y). Doing the same thing with warnings turned on (another best practice) results in:
    Parentheses missing around "my" list

    I'd say that pretty well prevents you from making this mistake, anyhow.

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      Frequently, I use strict and warnings, but there are times I don't. And sometimes prototypes become production code. They get copy pasted by some mad madness. It's possible to also do my $x = @_, which will work w/ strict and warnings.

      Unless I have a good reason, I prefer shifts. It's just a preference as defensive programming. 'cause one day, somehow a my $x, $y = @_, and someone will forget to use strict. And I'll be part blame for the assignment, someone else for the warnings and strictness.

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