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Saturday May 22, 2004
06:13 AM

brian is a big, fat dumbass

[ #18881 ]

Can you spot why this code does not do anything? Well, it took me 15 minutes, anyway. It was 6 am, but that does not really excuse anything.

if( undef $value )                { null_style()      }
elsif( $value eq NONE )           { null_style()      }
elsif( $value eq DEFAULT )        { default_style()   }
elsif( $value eq SURPRISE_ME )    { surprise_me()     }
elsif( $value =~ m/^LOCAL:(.*)/ ) { local_style( $1 ) }
elsif( $value =~ m/^URL:(.*)/   ) { redirect( $1 )    }

Before everyone decides to tell me what is wrong, I really do know how to test if a variable is defined. I just have this new keyboard that I am getting use to.

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  • of my most common mistake. It takes this form:
    if ($a = 0){
      # do something
    }
    The other biggie for me is using == when I should have used 'eq'... for some reason I can read it a dozen times and not notice the problem.

    Maybe a few more years will help...
  • I just have this new keyboard that I am getting use to
    He he he... Funny :-)
    I think I'll use it in a new sig:
    -------------------------
    This is my sig. It's not much since I just have this new keyboard that I am getting use to ... :)
    -------------------------
    BTW, why weren't you running under "-w"? That would have immidiatly caused perl to shout "Use of uninitialized value in string eq ...", which is quite a strong hint at what's wrong :-)

    ------------------
    Offer Kaye