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Re^4: Printing a very small number

by Laurent_R (Abbot)
on Aug 17, 2013 at 08:37 UTC ( #1049825=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Printing a very small number
in thread Printing a very small number

Well, thank you for your answer, Ken, I guess it is probably a matter of personal taste. Perhaps a reminiscence of my C background. However, as far as the gotchas are concerned, if you look at the one-liner in this post I made two days ago Re^2: How to calculate the sum of columns to be equal to 100?, you'll see that I did not fall in any of the two traps you're mentioning: I am using print, not printf, when I don't need specific formatting (it is actually extremely rare that I use printf), and I am adding a new line in the formatting when needed, nothing particularly complicated. As for the use of the fat comma (=>), I found it slightly distracting, I actually had to think a couple of seconds to understand its meaning in this context. But, again, maybe a prejudice due to C reminiscences on my part.

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[perldigious]: First snow, probably not prepared right away choroba.
[stevieb]: it's Quebec... they do weird stuff there :) In the mountains, it is *mandatory* for trucks to use tire chains. Many passenger vehicles do as well (but it's not mandatory for them)
[perldigious]: That stuff can hit fast... like what we just got where I'm at. Saw a few people who had slid OUT of the roundabout I have to drive through to get to work, not used to the ice yet, take awhile to get the hang of it again and make vehicle adjustments.
[stevieb]: man, when the roads are glare ice, I don't even bother going to work or out... unless I absolutely have to, or was already out in the first place
[choroba]: Tire chains are mandatory here in mountains, and the only unprepared each year are gritters
[stevieb]: I have a 3 day winter survival kit in my vehicle in the event I get snowed in in the mountains (which has happened before due to avalanches closing the roads (and once in the summer due to a massive forest fire that trapped us
[perldigious]: a handful of people in my work area did not make it, but I live pretty close and it's flat the whole way, so I didn't have any trouble. The roundabout is the worst thing I have to negotiate.
[thezip]: G'day all!
[perldigious]: Well, that and dodging the people who forget how ice works right away. :-)
[stevieb]: hey, thezip

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