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Re: Context aware functions - best practices?

by shotgunefx (Parson)
on Jan 15, 2003 at 01:50 UTC ( #227027=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Context aware functions - best practices?

I see nothing wrong with this idiom. It's how I would do it, but if you were worried about generating the extra data (Which in this case your not) I would recommend looking at Want. "wantarray on steriods". In this example you could use the howmany() sub to determine how many items the caller wants.

But for most cases I would stick to plain ol' wantarray()

-Lee

"To be civilized is to deny one's nature."
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