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Re: Practical example of "Is Perl code maintainable"

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on Aug 13, 2007 at 08:24 UTC ( #632157=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Practical example of "Is Perl code maintainable"

Yes, I like your version more than mine, especially the nice comment.

This example does highlight what was perhaps a design mistake in Perl 5, namely the magical performance hack via the "_" special filehandle ... which I'm sure will disappear in Perl 6. Though tricky and magical, one cannot ignore this special filehandle in practical Perl 5 programming for performance reasons, so the best practical step is to use and comment it, as you did.

Update: Oops, responded to the wrong node. I meant to respond to hossman's node above.

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