Cool/useful short examples of Perl?

David Cantrell david at
Thu Jun 9 12:03:53 BST 2011

On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 02:00:41PM +0200, Abigail wrote:

> I'd rather go for sacking people that don't know the difference 
> between 
>     if (something) { ... }
> and
>     unless (!something) { ... }
> Or does everyone think they are always equivalent?

If they're not equivalent, someone's playing silly buggers, and should
be sacked.

Things that immediately spring to mind are overloading of ! and where
something is ++something_else, but that's an incredibly stupid thing to
do and should result in fingernails being pulled out and *then* sacking.

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