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Re: What did you have to Unlearn

by tedv (Pilgrim)
on Jun 08, 2001 at 22:39 UTC ( #87006=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: What did you have to Unlearn
in thread What did you have to Unlearn

Shouldn't that be something like...
$ftp->cd($dir) or ($ftp->mkdir($dir) and $ftp->cd($dir));
Technically, the most english way of writing the code (that actually works) is:
$ftp->mkdir($dir) and $ftp->cd($dir)
If you don't mind making the standard case having one extra file system access and the non-standard case having one less access.


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Re: Re: What did you have to Unlearn
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 09, 2001 at 00:12 UTC
    Try it! The first time you end up in the dir. The second time not. Because mkdir fails. Because the dir is already there. Ok, there are Server around, which go "Make a Dir? Is the dir there or not? So don't bother me with particulars!". There your tactic succeeds.

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