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Re^2: Short form (ternary) if else

by trwww (Priest)
on Feb 09, 2012 at 17:38 UTC ( #952795=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Whenever I see this I usually see this right afterwards:

if ( $vxdg != '' ) {

Where they should probably be using:

if ( $vxdg ) {

Which would make the || "" in the assignment unnecessary.

Yes, I understand sometimes zero and the empty string are distinct values from undef in many business rules, but I don't think that applies as aften as many coders believe.

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