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Re: The Marcel Perl Questionnaire

by jynx (Priest)
on Feb 24, 2001 at 06:14 UTC ( #60595=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The Marcel Perl Questionnaire

here's more answers:

Favorite Perl Instruction last So much power, so few keystrokes
Least Favorite Perl Instruction eval Don't get me wrong, this is an extremely useful utility, but i always feel so guilty pulling it off the shelf
Favorite operator ?: So quick to type,
Least Favorite Operator ?: yet so much documentation to do also...
Favorite Looping Mechanism quantified foreach One line to loop them and all, and one line...
Least Favorite Looping Mechanism do {} until() just don't use it often
Favorite Module File::Find Useful sysadmin tool
Least Favorite Module This is completely outclassed by the newer modules.
Favorite Special Variable @ARGVparse, strip, <>
Least Favorite Special Variable $| always the last place i look for a bug...
Favorite Variable Type Scalar It's a number, no wait it's a string, no a reference, wait wait, i've got it... ;-)
Favorite Command Line Switch -i i'll save that file, thank you
Least Favorite Command Line Switch -Mstrict ummm, wait a second, you mean it's not already in the file? Someone get me a rope...
Favorite Pragma use Diagnostics; ding!  OH! So that's what that means...
Favorite Regexp Modifier prefixed m LTS anyone?
Favorite Regexp Metachar ? if less is more...
Favorite Descriptive Variable Name $i You're already thinking of a loop, aren't you?
Favorite HERE Doc Delimiter END obligatory
Favorite Filehandle ARGV <> is my second favorite operator...

nuf evah,

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