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Practical example of "Is Perl code maintainable"

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on Aug 13, 2007 at 07:44 UTC ( #632152=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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  1. or download this
    sub file_mode {
      my ($file) = @_;
    ...
              $dummy, $dummy, $dummy, $dummy) = stat($file);
      return $mode;
    }
    
  2. or download this
    sub file_mode {
      -f shift or return -1;
      return (stat(_))[2];
    }
    

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