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Re^3: Sort hash with values

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Jun 24, 2013 at 18:55 UTC ( #1040477=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Sort hash with values
in thread Sort hash with values

Excellent point.   Thank you.   I have updated the post accordingly.   But, even so, my post consisted of extemporaneous coding.   I did not separately test it to see if it would actually run.   I made it only as an illustration of the essential idea, “implementation left as an exercise to the reader.”

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Re^4: Sort hash with values
by AnomalousMonk (Canon) on Jun 24, 2013 at 19:30 UTC
    ... extemporaneous coding ... “implementation left as an exercise to the reader.”

    I understand. But given my perception of the relative inexperience of Rahul Gupta WRT Perl coding, and of the relatively subtle nature of the bug and its manifestation, I wanted to be very explicit about the problen I saw.

    I did not separately test it to see if it would actually run.

    My own experience with the excellent advice I customarily dispense is that it always works — except when I don't test it, and then, for some reason, it never works! That's why I always try to provide a "complete input-execution-output experience", usually in the form of some kind of command-line capture. That way, there's no question about execution conditions, code, data, etc... Caveat praeceptor.

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