Is this one of those awkward ways to write an if statement as in old-style C? What is the purpose of the ? 1 : 0?
It's the tenary operator. Very C-ish, yes.
The ? 1 : 0 isn't really needed here, as set() is only used in boolean context, but this clarifies the return value: true or false. Sometimes I write !! $foo (double boolean negation), sometimes I write $foo ? 1 : 0 , and sometimes just $foo .
Finally, what do you have against CGI.pm? I'm looking for both reasons to use it and reasons not to use it. You obvioulsy have a strong opinion in one direction.
The short version:
It is slow (huge), has awful parsing (I just don't like it), a very annoying hybrid interface and too much junk code that is there for (backwards) compatibility. And it doesn't use strict, and has many globals.
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