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Re: Vexing views of variables

by QM (Vicar)
on Aug 07, 2009 at 18:43 UTC ( #786880=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Vexing views of variables

Perhaps irrelevant, but $a and $b are special for sort, and should never be used elsewhere, unless you are expecting sort to call the sub.

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Re^2: Vexing views of variables
by JadeNB (Chaplain) on Aug 07, 2009 at 18:51 UTC
    I think that lexical $a and $b are still OK (and have no significance to sort), but you're right that they're sub-optimal choices of names. I've changed it—thanks!

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