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Re: Re: If I *had* to pick, I'd pick:

by jepri (Parson)
on Sep 13, 2002 at 03:24 UTC ( #197427=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: If I *had* to pick, I'd pick:
in thread If I *had* to pick, I'd pick:

Except that under the common UNIX convention, a returned zero is TRUE, and any other result is false. This comes from C coders setting bit flags to indicate the error (so anything > 0 indicates a error flag has been set).

Larry Wall was a bit of a rebel when he selected zero as false. It is a constant gripe of C programmers converting to perl: "Your error return values are the other way around, and that confuses my tiny, C programming brain".

Note: I've been programming too long - I almost added a \n so that sentence looked like: "...C programming brain\n". Somebody help me!

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