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Thursday January 04, 2007
02:17 AM

brian is a big, fat dumbass,'next' version

[ #32070 ]

It's not even a week into 2007 and I'm already a big dumbass. I have a little utility that cleans up a bunch of text files from the command line, and like a good little program it saves the original in a backup.

foreach my $file ( @ARGV )
    if( -d $file )
        warn "Skipping directory [$file]!\n";
    my $bak = "$file.bak";
    rename( $file, $bak );

I use this program and all of a sudden svn doesn't feel happy anymore because a lot of directories disappeared. Huh? I though I fixed this bug, and I'm pretty sure I did because I see the output "Skipping directory ...".

Well, let this be a lesson to you kids. You actually have to skip the directory to skip it. Perl doesn't have auto-next yet:

    if( -d $file )
        warn "Skipping directory [$file]!\n";

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