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Re: If I wasn't a Programmer, what I'd like to do is...

by jonadab (Parson)
on Jun 10, 2009 at 09:42 UTC ( #770265=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to If I wasn't a Programmer, what I'd like to do is...

Baker. If I couldn't work with computers, I'd settle for being a baker.

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[choroba]: but undef %hash and %hash = () both work, too, but the first one keeps the memory allocated, while the latter makes it available for other parts of the program.
[choroba]: iirc
[perldigious]: karlgoethebier: Well it is a pretty old and complicated (for me) bit of code I wrote (poorly by my current standards), so I'm expecting everything to break when I add the scoping and find out what else is undesireably scope changed. :-)
[perldigious]: Ah, thanks choroba, that sort of thing was precisely what I was wondering when I asked.
[perldigious]: I didn't want to tie up memory unecessarily basically, I wanted to "delete" it specifically to free it up, and wasn't sure I was even accomplishing that.
[stevieb]: perldigious You should start by writing some unit tests. That'll ensure current functionality doesn't break with changes.
[choroba]: unit tests++

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