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Re: Re: (jeffa) Re: permutation understanding

by greywolf (Priest)
on May 25, 2002 at 18:36 UTC ( #169288=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: (jeffa) Re: permutation understanding
in thread permutation understanding

A simple fix:

if (exists $food) { }
Update: Oops, I jumped the gun on that one.

mr greywolf

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Re: Re: Re: (jeffa) Re: permutation understanding
by Anonymous Monk on May 25, 2002 at 18:55 UTC
    which version of Perl are you using??? exists may be used on hash or array elements or subroutines, not scalar variables.
Re: Re: Re: (jeffa) Re: permutation understanding
by theguvnor (Chaplain) on May 25, 2002 at 21:36 UTC

    Er, what he means is, you want to test for definedness....


    Update - you're right Anonymous. Mea culpa. My embarrassed apologies to all. )c:

      Testing with defined would be "infinitely" worse than either the simple true/false test which has a potential off-by-one error or the broken usage of exists. Please test your suggested "fixes".

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