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In article <fbc0f5d1.0111290441.65f3a...@posting.google.com>,
tfb+goo...@tfeb.org (Tim Bradshaw) wrote:I am heartened to see that you find that disturbing. The risks in Perl
> And since we're here there are some other quite popular languages that
> have NIL/false-equivalent equations. Like, erm, C and C++ (0 is
> false), Python (which makes all sorts of things false like ""), and
> Perl (similar rules to Python maybe, certainly "" and 0, and
> disturbingly enough also "0").
of real data looking like "false" are immense. I know, because I write
a lot of Perl. Most of it is supposed to be "throw away", but we all
know what happens to throw-away code ... it comes back to bite your bum
a couple of decades later.
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