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Re^3: explanation of terms

by davido (Archbishop)
on Jan 03, 2013 at 08:37 UTC ( #1011417=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: explanation of terms
in thread explanation of terms

Conceptually, $telnet is to $t as John is to Fred. They're just different variables, represented by different names. They have no special meaning aside from whatever meaning the programmer who used them intended for them.

If you want to know what the programmer's intent was when she used those names, you'll probably have to read and understand the source code in a broader scope than just a variable name and operator here and there. If I say, "Be advised th", you wouldn't have any idea what I'm trying to advise you of any more than I know what your script does just by seeing two variable names.


Dave


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Re^4: explanation of terms
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 04, 2013 at 06:51 UTC

    Thank you a lot Dave..:) I have just started learning perl and its my fault that i have started interpreting a sample program line by line...no doubt that leaves me with a lot of silly questions like this...I'll take care...Thanks again for your help...

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