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Re^5: Is Perl a good career move?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 02, 2008 at 20:05 UTC ( #660049=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Is Perl a good career move?
in thread Is Perl a good career move?

($foo = bar()) || ($foo = $baz); $foo = (($bar = bar()) ? $bar : $baz); The key is that the || casts the right hand side as a boolean, and php does not have a magic variable that gets set while you aren't looking.

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Re^6: Is Perl a good career move?
by Juerd (Abbot) on Jan 04, 2008 at 00:46 UTC
    That is incredibly ugly, and no "magic variable that gets set" is even RELEVANT in this discussion.