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Re^2: The Perl 5 Conspiracy

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Mar 01, 2006 at 01:15 UTC ( #533552=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The Perl 5 Conspiracy
in thread The Perl 5 Conspiracy

Do you not like renaming "err" to "dor"? The latter is more accurate as the first implies that an undefined value is always an error, which it most certainly is not.

Cheers,
Ovid

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Re^3: The Perl 5 Conspiracy
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Mar 01, 2006 at 01:23 UTC

    Yes exactly. I do like renaming 'err' to be 'dor'. That was the point. See my other posts, or my rants on p5p on the subject. Or read a minor summary in the subthread starting at Re^7: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long

    ---
    $world=~s/war/peace/g

      Agree 100%. dor seems so obvious.


      -Lee
      "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."

        "err" is a verb and so makes no sense. "ere", however...

        Besides, a language that claims to support poetry shouldn't be without "ere"... (:

        - tye        

Re^3: The Perl 5 Conspiracy
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Mar 01, 2006 at 10:39 UTC

    Every time I see dor I have to think durr

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      Every time I see dor I have to think durr…

      It would make more sense as "doh"...

      -xdg

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