Using grep on undefined array

Abigail abigail at
Wed Aug 14 18:03:34 BST 2013

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 12:35:19PM -0400, Avishalom Shalit wrote:
> wait, aren't $a and $b special  ?
> (they magically live for {$a<=>$b} etc. )

They are only special in special cases. Outside of that, they are as
friendly as your other variable.

People who pipe up upon seeing some code that uses $a and $b for
illustrative purposes, predicting hell and doom even if there's no sort
in that code behave like mindless grasshoppers, incapable of thinking for
themselves. They probably also argue one shouldn't take water with you
in a desert, because more people drown in water than in any other liquid.


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