Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Don't ask to ask, just ask

Re^5: Avoiding silly programming mistakes

by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
on Aug 20, 2008 at 14:48 UTC ( #705527=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Avoiding silly programming mistakes
in thread Avoiding silly programming mistakes

I really don't mean to sound flippant but did you even read my node?

I was showing that perl doesn't issue a warning any time it sees an assignment in a conditional - only when it makes sense. This was intended for others reading along, not for you since you obviously know what you are talking about.

This is actually a common idiom, so it would be wrong for Perl to warn. Note that swapping the arguments around won't help you either: ... may be valid (if foo() returns an lvalue).

Yep, exactly what I said. Perl assumes you know what you are doing and when flipping operands, an error would happen unless there was an lvalue at play.

Cheers - L~R

  • Comment on Re^5: Avoiding silly programming mistakes

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://705527]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others lurking in the Monastery: (5)
As of 2020-11-24 09:07 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found