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Re^2: CPANPLUS - what if "later" never comes?

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Mar 02, 2009 at 17:26 UTC ( #747506=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    [thezip]: There's a word I'm looking for, which describes the (lack of) repeatability of an instruction. Specifically, when a command is run the first time, it succeeds, but then every subsequent execution of the same command results in an identical result...
    [thezip]: What is the name of this property?
    [marto]: /mewaves
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    [thezip]: Duh... I found it. Idempotentcy
    [thezip]: howdy marto!

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