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Re: A question of style

by turnstep (Parson)
on Aug 23, 2000 at 14:55 UTC ( #29179=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A question of style

Excellent post by tye

I almost always use an ampersand because I think of it as another "type" delmiter - scalars start with a dollar sign, arrays with an "at", hashes with a percent, typeglob with a star, and subroutine with an ampersand. Why file handles did not get their own little symbol is still a mystery. :)

I also believe that it is required when you undef a subroutine, FWIW

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Why I use ampersands
by myocom (Deacon) on Aug 24, 2000 at 02:32 UTC
    I think that's the subconscious reason I use ampersands as well...it parallels nicely in my mind to the other type-punctuation.

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