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Re (tilly) 2: decimal placement

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Mar 26, 2001 at 04:54 UTC ( #67093=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: decimal placement
in thread decimal placement

This may be seriously unfair, but the two aspects of Perl's behaviour (to my eyes bugs) that I dislike most I learned tracking down bugs in Number::Format.

The first was the infamous "my $foo if 0;", the other is the fact that $_ is the same in all namespaces, so call a function in a map and it can wipe out your input array - even if the module is in another namespace.

Not bad for a module that I don't even use! (Co-workers discovered it and used it. Personally I would have been perfectly happy with what sprintf offers...)

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