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Re: Stupid mistakes I repeatedly make

by itub (Priest)
on Mar 27, 2005 at 15:33 UTC ( #442629=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Stupid mistakes I repeatedly make

I've made most of those errors at least once, but the most common for me is the last one (my( $n, $m, $o ) = shift;). By now I've tried to standardized on my ($n) = @_ even for one parameter, but when I change code that has shifts I often forget.

It would be interesting to set up a poll titled "The stupid mistake that I make most often" with some of the errors discussed in this thread.


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Re^2: Stupid mistakes I repeatedly make
by geekgrrl (Pilgrim) on Mar 29, 2005 at 22:42 UTC

    I used to do the my ($n, $m, $o) = shift so often that I vigorously enforce always using @_ now in my code. Because without fail the one time I use shift, I end up adding a variable later.

    Plus I get really annoyed with all the extra typing I have to do to convert it from one format to the other. I suppose I should create an emacs macro to do that for me...Its good to know that laziness does indeed support good habits. ;-)

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