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Re: Perl Idioms Explained - && and || "Short Circuit" operators

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Oct 22, 2003 at 21:31 UTC ( #301380=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    $this && $that   |    If $this is true, and $that is true
    ...
                     |    If $that evaluates true, return 
                     |    the value of $that.
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    $this && $that   |    If $this is true, return $that,          
    ...
    $this || $that   |    If $this is true, return $this,
                     |    else return $that.
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