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Re^2: Script critique requested

by jhumphreys (Novice)
on Oct 04, 2012 at 17:52 UTC ( #997278=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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roboticus, thanks for the reply--very useful! Am slowly working my way through intro Perl text by Cozens, so haven't learned map or join yet. But I like the array and the use of reverse you recommend.



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Re^3: Script critique requested
by roboticus (Chancellor) on Oct 05, 2012 at 00:36 UTC


    Sorry, I was a bit too idiomatic there. I probably should've suggested something more like:

    my @bits; for (128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1) { push @bits, ($dec & $_) <=> 0; }

    Basically, I saw the wall of:

    my $dec_a = $dec & 128; my $dec_b = $dec & 64; my $dec_c = $dec & 32; my $dec_d = $dec & 16; my $dec_e = $dec & 8; my $dec_f = $dec & 4; my $dec_g = $dec & 2; my $dec_h = $dec & 1;

    and thought to myself that really a loop was needed.


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[atcroft]: Lady_Aleena: Understandable.
[Lady_Aleena]: However, in this instance, the script will grow much larger, while the module will shrink.

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