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Re^5: What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jun 28, 2012 at 21:45 UTC ( #979009=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?
in thread What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?

trying to compare mixes of the words with letter substitutions is fruitless.

If you had read the post to which I was responding, you'd have realised that that is exactly the point I was making!

Did you actually read all the way down to the third line of my post where I said:

(You cannot break multi-character operators into bits to try and make sense of them!)

So before you jump to conclusions, read not just one post and then respond, but also the context in which that post was made.

That is absurd.

What I did -- emphasis the illogical through parody -- was eminently logical.

What you did -- take a post out-of-context, and build an argument around your own misinterpretation of it -- was absurd.

But don't feel too bad about it; you are not the first, nor will you be the last to do so.

The only thing you should watch out for, is the temptation to compound your mistake, by trying to defend it.

Good will!


With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

The start of some sanity?


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Re^6: What operator should perl5porters use for safe dereferencing?
by perl-diddler (Hermit) on Jun 29, 2012 at 04:24 UTC
    Forgive me if I was mistaken, but I thought you were responding to my having combined the whole operator of "->" with the whole operator "?"... I didn't break apart any operators that I saw. Were you not addressing me? Maybe that was my mistake.

    Sorry if you were addressing someone else...

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