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in thread 78/80 chars perl line still a meaningful rule

# Given. confess "Insufficent data in X from {hash lookup} through {hash lookup +} source data file {hash lookup}" unless {condition};

I prefer sprintf when there are more than 1 or 2 simple variables are involved. Using sprintf sans () with post condition check is awkward, so used or. I would use map or hash slice if the 3 instances refer to the same hash (reference). First argument to sprintf would be on single line.

{condition} or confess sprintf "Insufficient data in X from %s through %s source da +ta file %s" , {hash lookup} , {hash lookup} , {hash lookup} ;


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Re^4: 78/80 chars perl line still a meaningful rule
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 18, 2012 at 16:12 UTC
    I would have split the long text-string into two more convenient strings, concatenated together, and put the "unless" on a separate line, with each subsequent line neatly-indented from the first. I would particularly want to be sure that the presence of the "unless" line was not missed. I might for that reason say "unless (condition) { ... confess ... }" to make this important point all the more obvious to the reader. Being "obvious" is essential.