in reply to Re: Ternary vs. Sort vs. Max
in thread Ternary vs. Sort vs. Max

Hi Athanasius,

The macro is indeed interesting, as I've not delved in there before.

However, that may suffer from techical debt. If I define a max macro that only handles 2 values, I (or my replacement) may call it later and give it 3 values, and only get the max of the first 2. Still, some careful coding (probably duplicating List::Util's max) could ensue.

Edited to add:

Also, it seems the macro syntax uses significant whitespace, which bugs me.

Edited to add (2):

The macro doc page has this:

use macro add => sub{ $_[0] + $_[1] }; say => sub{ print @_, "\n"}; say(add(1, 3)); # it's replaced into 'print do{ (1) + (3) }, "\n";'
which I'm assuming uses significant whitespace to figure out that say is a macro. (Or there's a typo semicolon on the first line.)

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