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Re^2: Really Long if/elsif/else blocks

by mandarin (Pilgrim)
on May 31, 2008 at 20:29 UTC ( #689460=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Really Long if/elsif/else blocks
in thread Really Long if/elsif/else blocks

Perl Best Practices by Damian Conway (O'Reilly, 2005) clearly states: "Don't cuddle an else". The recommended way is

if ( $foo ) { $blah; } elsif ( $bar ) { $baz; } else { $boom; }


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Re^3: Really Long if/elsif/else blocks
by MidLifeXis (Prior) on May 31, 2008 at 22:47 UTC

    While PBP contains many good recommendations, that is what they are. They are not law, requirements, or to be followed blindly.

    --MidLifeXis

Re^3: Really Long if/elsif/else blocks
by educated_foo (Vicar) on Jun 01, 2008 at 03:31 UTC
    So what? There are many styles that allow one to easily line up sequences of if/elsif/.../else. "Person X does this, therefore X is the only way" is poor reasoning.
Re^3: Really Long if/elsif/else blocks
by parv (Priest) on Jun 01, 2008 at 08:05 UTC

    Nope, there is only One True Way ...

    if ( ... ) { ... } else { ... }

    ;>} ... but really <what others have already stated>.

Re^3: Really Long if/elsif/else blocks
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 01, 2008 at 12:05 UTC
    one of the most petty things included in said book, that he gets the most heat for (its like spaces v. tabs )

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