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Re: A most obscure bug

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Dec 18, 2001 at 20:43 UTC ( #132863=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A most obscure bug

Ummm .. Robin?
my $x = 1; die "Oh dear!\n" while my $foo = $x && 0; print "ok!\n"; ------ Oh dear!
It does die under 5.6.1 ... unpatched.

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Re: Re: A most obscure bug
by robin (Chaplain) on Dec 18, 2001 at 20:58 UTC
    Exactly! It shouldn't die, because the condition is false and so the loop body should never be executed.
Re^2: A most obscure bug
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 23, 2004 at 13:14 UTC
    c:\>perl -v This is perl, v5.8.4 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread (with 3 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail) c:\>perl my $x = 1; die "Oh dear!\n" while my $foo = $x && 0; print "ok!\n"; ^D ok!

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