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Can you explain the result?

by PerlOnTheWay (Scribe)
on Dec 06, 2011 at 13:15 UTC ( #942011=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
PerlOnTheWay has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

sub func { my ($delimiter, $text) = @_; return 1 and 0; } use Data::Dumper; print Dumper(func());

guess what?

the result is $VAR1 = 1;

anyone knows the reason?

seems that Perl gives return the same priority as an ordinary sub,is this really a good design?

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Re: Can you explain the result?
by RMGir (Prior) on Dec 06, 2011 at 13:20 UTC
    Sure. The result of your function is the value 1, and that's what you're passing to Dumper...

    Now, if you called

    print Dumper(\&func);
    on the function reference, you'd get a slightly more interesting result:
    $VAR1 = sub { "DUMMY" };
    I guess my version of Dumper isn't up to decompiling subs - I'm guessing that's expected.

    Mike
      shouldn't  1 and 0 be false/0?
        As choroba said, return 1&&0 is different from return 1 and 0.

        $ perl -MB::Deparse -e' sub f{return 1 and 0;}; sub g{return 1 && 0}; $deparse=B::Deparse->new(); print "f(): ",$deparse->coderef2text(\&f),"\n"; print "g(): ",$deparse->coderef2text(\&g),"\n";' f(): { 0 if return 1; } g(): { return 0; }

        Mike
Re: Can you explain the result?
by choroba (Abbot) on Dec 06, 2011 at 13:26 UTC
      I know and has lower priority than &&,but it doesn't explain this issue.
        It does. Try with print instead of return to see.
Re: Can you explain the result?
by TJPride (Pilgrim) on Dec 06, 2011 at 16:33 UTC
    Rather than worrying about why Perl does this, it may be simpler to just do return (1 and 0);

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