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Re: !0 is not necessarily 1 (was Re: Secret Perl Operators: the boolean list squash operator, x!!)

by ikegami (Pope)
on Aug 01, 2006 at 15:00 UTC ( #565015=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to !0 is not necessarily 1 (was Re: Secret Perl Operators: the boolean list squash operator, x!!)
in thread Secret Perl Operators: the boolean list squash operator, x!!

At this point, it's used as much as documentated features. Larry and the developers wouldn't change the value of true without taking that into consideration. They'd need an aweful good reason to change it. In addition, isn't there a mantra to the effect of "Perl is what perl does"?
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Re^2: !0 is not necessarily 1 (was Re: Secret Perl Operators: the boolean list squash operator, x!!)
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 02, 2006 at 15:16 UTC
    In addition, isn't there a mantra to the effect of "Perl is what perl does"?

    If so, it's a bad mantra. People can't ever legitimately claim to know how to program in Perl if the definition of Perl changes with each daily build.

    If Larry replaces perl.c with hello.c, does "Hello, World" become the new Perl? ;-)

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