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Re^2: reduce line of code

by ysth (Canon)
on Jul 14, 2009 at 06:36 UTC ( #779809=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: reduce line of code
in thread reduce line of code

I often prefer setting a default, then overwriting with the validated value:
my $cmd = 0; $cmd = $step_no if $step_no =~ /\A\d+\z/;

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Re^3: reduce line of code
by lima1 (Curate) on Jul 14, 2009 at 08:52 UTC
    I guess this is what Sun751 meant. His non-working example scopes the $cmd variable to the if ... else blocks.
      OT: just add
      use strict ; use warnings ;
      to your programs, witch would have detected your scoping problem!


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