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Re^3: Practical example of "Is Perl code maintainable"

by EvanCarroll (Chaplain)
on Aug 13, 2007 at 22:42 UTC ( #632332=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Practical example of "Is Perl code maintainable"
in thread Practical example of "Is Perl code maintainable"

Bravo, I just wanted to post the suggest for File::stat but you beat me to it. I would suggest you not return -1 for two things that could be a result of a vastly different failure, and I would instead die if I failed to stat the object. I also wouldn't import stat() as failing to include File::stat would surely result in a runtime error, and not the expected compile-time. (in addition two names for the same function has a potential to confuse, as does pollution is any form)

Evan Carroll

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Re^4: Practical example of "Is Perl code maintainable"
by xdg (Monsignor) on Aug 14, 2007 at 02:51 UTC
    I would suggest...

    So would I, but I was just trying to duplicate the OP's example.


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