|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
You're right! It's a left-over from starting with a copy of hgrep where I needed to keep a copy of the pair in order to return it conditionally.
Thanks for pointing out the simplification.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
In reply to Re^9: Is there any difference between prototype % and @ ?