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Re^6: my (0?$a:$b): a koan

by ambrus (Abbot)
on May 05, 2011 at 19:24 UTC ( #903223=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: my (0?$a:$b): a koan
in thread my (0?$a:$b): a koan

Constant-folding can confuse the interpreter? Impossible!


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Re^7: my (0?$a:$b): a koan
by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on May 06, 2011 at 06:16 UTC
    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. </Inigo>
      Constant folding is not involved in his obfu, but his obfu uses exploits a bug of the same class as the one being discussed: A product of the source code is used as a proxy for the original source code, and it's not up to the job.
        I was referring to "Impossible" rather than "constant-folding" actually (in the spirit of the same response to "Inconceivable" in the film). Thanks for the explanation, though. It's quite helpful to the thread, where I was simply being humorous with the point that little is impossible when it comes to perl (or Perl, for that matter).

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