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in reply to do while loops

need a semicolon at end of first line "$value=5"

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Re: RE: do while loops
by snafu (Chaplain) on Jun 15, 2001 at 23:59 UTC
    Couldn't $value = $value - 1; be written like this?:

    $value -= 1; # or $value-- ; # since its just -1

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    - Jim

      Yeah, they could.
      I think this example is trying to limit itself to the syntax of the do/while loop, though. So it can be fully understood on its own. Using the 'minimalist' decrement operators might distract someone new to the language.