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Re: Why does the Perl conditional operator not do what I expect?

by betterworld (Curate)
on Apr 20, 2009 at 10:50 UTC ( #758666=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why does the Perl conditional operator not do what I expect?

Running this with perl -MO=Deparse,-p gives:

(($condition ? ($a = 2) : $a) = 3);

So your problem is operator precedence. You should parenthize the assignments. (The ternary operator is often found on the right-hand side of an assignment, so it has higher precedence.)

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Re^2: Why does the Perl conditional operator not do what I expect?
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 20, 2009 at 11:07 UTC

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