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Re: Useless use of string eq

by mpeg4codec (Pilgrim)
on Dec 07, 2007 at 23:29 UTC ( #655773=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Useless use of string eq

Others have already commented on why it's wrong, but I have some advice that should help make warnings and errors clearer: don't bunch up the code like that. Try writing it like this:
#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w use strict; my($target, $cust, $cotime) = @ARGV; if ($ARGV[1] eq '-SMC') { $cust = "SMC"; } elsif ($ARGV[1] eq '-FET') { $cust = 'FET'; } elsif ($ARGV[1] eq '-China') { $cust = 'China'; } elsif ($ARGV[1] eq '-SBM') { $cust = 'SBM'; }
In this case, the warnings can only be about a single statement, since only one statement ever appears on a given line. It's also a bit more appealing to look at (in my opinion), which is a bonus.

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