Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
more useful options

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Hello killersquirel11. Looks like you've already been given some full rewrites. I just figured I'd give you some smaller points to think about in the future.

if() vs unless() i.e.
if ($#ARGV != 0) -> unless ($#ARGV == 0)
if (not -e $inputFile) -> unless (-e $inputFile)

Multiple Variable Declaration can be broken down from:

my $headerLine= -1; my $prtIndex = -1; my $shpIndex = -1; my $clrIndex = -1; my $sizIndex = -1;

my ($headerLine, $prtIndex, $shpIndex, $clrIndex, $sizIndex) = -1
 my ($headerLine, $prtIndex, $shpIndex, $clrIndex, $sizIndex) = (-1) x 5;

C style for loops like:

sub checkIndices { my $count; for ($count=0; $count<=$#_; $count++){ if($_[$count] < 0){ return (1==0); } } return (1==1); }
Can be "Perl-ified" like:
sub checkIndices { for my $item (@_){ return (1==0) if ($item < 0) } return (1==1); }

In reply to Re: My first perl script is working, what did I do wrong? by marquezc329
in thread My first perl script is working, what did I do wrong? by killersquirel11

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others surveying the Monastery: (5)
    As of 2018-05-28 09:46 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?