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Re: Scalar range operator again

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Jul 06, 2012 at 16:36 UTC ( #980316=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Scalar range operator again

And, in my humble opinion, the “flip-flop operator” is one of the total flops in the legacy design of Perl.   I studiously avoid using it, partly because I have been so badly bitten by code that did use it.   When I stumble upon it, I excise it.   Perl incorporates many clever and useful ideas, but this one is a turkey, because (as you see for yourself) you cannot “glance” at the code and immediately see at a glance what it will actually do.   I choose to instead to write a “boring, old, space-wasting” if-statement block that “obviously” describes what I want the computer to do.

I really don’t want to start any sort of “flame war” here; it would be pointless to all.   Up/Down votes will more than suffice.

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[perldigious]: Also coincidentally, I'm currently in the middle of a winter storm that has dropped 1 foot of snow and is expected to drop another. I might have to adapt this for customers/vendors who come visit and put it at the beggining of every presentation I give.
[Discipulus]: the photo was removed... Cyrano de Berjerac was not of the same idea..
[stevieb]: perldigious: video near our hq in Montreal. Here in Calgary, it's -28c... we've only got 3" of snow so far, but there are several feet in the mountains already
[perldigious]: Snowshoeing time stevieb? I need to buy a pair so I can walk my German Shepherd properly through the country.
[stevieb]: yeah, I snowshoe a fair amount in the mountains. I also use spikes similar to these very often as well
[perldigious]: Discipulus: alternate link

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