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++tinita for highlighting the important difference between testing for definedness and testing for truth (see perlsyn#Truth-and-Falsehood).

But even with the correction I prefer my version. Readability is in the eye of the programmer, but the first high-level programming subject I took at Uni (in Pascal!) emphasised structured programming, and this has remained with me. I prefer a function to have a single exit point (at the end) where possible. In Perl this is not always optimum, so I’ve had to learn to be flexible. But when — as in this case — the structured version is as straightforward as the non-structured one, I prefer the former. YMMV.

As always in Perl, TMTOWTDI.

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,


In reply to Re^3: Iterator to parse multiline string with \\n terminator by Athanasius
in thread Iterator to parse multiline string with \\n terminator by three18ti

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