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btw: "Perl Design Patterns"

by kabel (Chaplain)
on Jun 14, 2003 at 19:04 UTC ( #265937=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "Perl Design Patterns"

did somebody notify the map that wants to be a grep? ;-) of course, i think:
# code found under "Decorating Lists" entitled paragraph, line 6. my @files = reverse sort map { -d $_ ? $_ : () } readdir DIR;
i have not seen this solution before, but i find it all sorts from cool to strange.

strange - i think, anyone with a functional background expects that, after a map, there is exactly the same number of elements in the list as before.

cool - it shows that the grep is essential the sugar coat around the syntactic sugar. but, because the grep is a standard tool in any unix environment, the gain of expressiveness is tremendous.

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