Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister

Re: function call / return philosophies

by ehdonhon (Curate)
on Sep 03, 2004 at 19:03 UTC ( #388380=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to function call / return philosophies

Varying return types has always caused problem for me down the road. Best thing to do might be to always return ref regardless of the number of parameters you receive.

I think a hashref here is a better return value than an array ref. Perl already has hashes built in. If you return an array ref, you are forcing the user of your API to re-implement associative arrays.

Comment on Re: function call / return philosophies

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://388380]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others scrutinizing the Monastery: (6)
As of 2015-10-05 04:01 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    Does Humor Belong in Programming?

    Results (107 votes), past polls