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Re: A question of style

by maverick (Curate)
on Aug 23, 2000 at 03:02 UTC ( #29129=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A question of style

I tend to use parens and & on my functions. I think it makes it easier on whoever has to read my code next. The parens remove any perceived ambiguity(sp?) about function params and the & clearly seperates which functions I've written from any built in ones.

IIRC there was some difference about using the & in Perl 4, something to do with the order in which perl tried to find the code for it, or something. (perhaps merlyn will clear this part up).


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RE: Re: A question of style
by merlyn (Sage) on Aug 23, 2000 at 09:39 UTC
    ampersand was always required in Perl4. Perl5 made it optional, as long as you either have the subroutine declaration in scope or parens following the name.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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