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"undef" is not NULL and what to do about it

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Feb 20, 2013 at 16:31 UTC ( #1019806=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    $ perl -Mstrict -Mwarnings -E 'my $foo; say ++$foo'
    1
    $ perl -Mstrict -Mwarnings -E 'my $foo; say $foo + 1'
    Use of uninitialized value $foo in addition (+) at -e line 1.
    1
    
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    foreach my $employee (@employees) {
        if ( $employee->salary < $threshold ) {
            increase_salary( $employee, 3_000 );
        }
    }
    
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    if ( defined $threshold ) {
        foreach my $employee (@employees) {
    ...
            }
        }
    }
    
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    use Unknown::Variables;
    
    ...
    my @array   = ( 1, 2, 3, $value, 4, 5 );
    my @less    = grep { $_ < 4 } @array;   # assigns (1,2,3)
    my @greater = grep { $_ > 3 } @array;   # assigns (4,5)
    
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    foreach my $employee (@employees) {
        if ( $employee->salary < $threshold ) {
            increase_salary( $employee, 3_000 );
        }
    }
    

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