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Re^2: Practical example of "Is Perl code maintainable"by xdg (Monsignor)
|on Aug 13, 2007 at 10:43 UTC||Need Help??|
There is "readable" and then there is "rambling and confusing"
At the cost of using a module, I'd go a bit further if readability were really the goal.
That's assuming I didn't have permission to replace whatever was calling file_mode with File::stat in the first place. Something is calling file_mode, storing the result, checking for -1, etc., etc. That part is probably just as crufty.
Update: ysth pointed out that I omitted '-f', so I re-wrote the code to be more explicit.
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