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Re: Re: wise ones, your help is needed

by damian1301 (Curate)
on May 02, 2001 at 23:26 UTC ( #77472=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: wise ones, your help is needed
in thread wise ones, your help is needed

Why use negation when there is always the handy-dandy unless loop? This works as well.

$text = '' unless defined $text;
And it is much clearer to read (at least to me) :)

Tiptoeing up to a Perl hacker.
Dave AKA damian

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Re: Re: Re: wise ones, your help is needed
by japhy (Canon) on May 02, 2001 at 23:33 UTC
    I didn't use "unless" there, since "if not" is the same length, and it didn't hinder comprehension. (Not to mention 'unless' becomes 'if not' at compile-time, anyway.)

    japhy -- Perl and Regex Hacker

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