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Re^2: For clarity and cleanliness, I'd recommend...

by saskaqueer (Friar)
on Mar 06, 2005 at 08:05 UTC ( #437015=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: For clarity and cleanliness, I'd recommend...
in thread looking for a good idiom: return this if this is true

This works fine, and does not clobber $_.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; print test(), $/; sub subtest { return 4 } sub test { return $_ if ( local $_ = subtest() ); # continue return 'false'; }

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