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I am always tripping up over this, and like betterworld says, parentheses are the answer. I believe this also works, and may be slightly easier to get your head around/remember (it is for me anyway).
($condition) ? ($a=2) : ($a=3);

btw from previous experience, I found it quite difficult to super search or google for advice on this construct, as most search engines do not recognise most punctuation, and I for one did not know it was called 'ternary ?'.

update: p.s. in response to linuxer, say you wanted to do $condition ? $a=2 : $b=3, would ($condition) ? ($a=2) : ($b=3) then be the correct/advisible way to do it?

cheers
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In reply to Re: Why does the Perl conditional operator not do what I expect? by why_bird
in thread Why does the Perl conditional operator not do what I expect? by vinoth.ree

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