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Re^3: int($x) gives strange result

by hossman (Prior)
on Aug 31, 2009 at 05:53 UTC ( #792299=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: int($x) gives strange result
in thread int($x) gives strange result

It's not really fair to argue that a post is misleading when the post just quotes the function documentation in it's entirety, and emphasizes (bolded) the part of the documentation that is relevant to the discussion. That doesn't imply the rest of the documentation is on point -- if anything it suggests that the rest of the documentation is not on point, otherwise all/none of it would have been emphasized.

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Re^4: int($x) gives strange result
by ikegami (Pope) on Aug 31, 2009 at 16:20 UTC

    The OP didn't give any indication that he didn't want to truncate towards zero, so the bolded passage didn't apply, so it never occurred to me that the Anonymous Monk altered the quote to add his own emphasis.

    In fact, it had not even occurred to me until you mentioned it. I took it at face value when he said it was from perldoc.

    In any case, I immediately clarified myself when confusion arose.

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