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Re: Re: Re: Re: Style, style, style

by belden (Friar)
on Sep 08, 2002 at 18:02 UTC ( #196063=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Style, style, style
in thread Style, style, style

I regularly see one of these in a co-worker's code:

sub blah { my ( $foo, $bar, $baz ) = ( shift, shift ); }

Perhaps not too bad in a short list of shifts. But terrible when invoked as:

shazam ( 0, 6, 7, $index, $arrayref, $hashref ); ... sub shazam { my ( $foo, $bar, $baz, $bup, $quz, $pig, $cow ) = (shift, shift, shi +ft, shift, shift, shift); }
Quick, was $cow passed in via @_ or simply instantiated?

update: added another egregious example, shazam

setenv EXINIT 'set noai ts=2'

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Re^5: Style, style, style
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Sep 10, 2002 at 16:25 UTC
    You might want to at least introduce your co-worker to the wonders of splice: my ($foo, $bar, $baz, $bup, $quz, $pig, $cow) = splice @_, 0, 6;

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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