in reply to On TRUE and FALSE
in thread Code to solve the "matrix formation" puzzle

Good point.

While I never use these constants for anything other than setting variables I declare, it would be easy to use them otherwise. I started this habit when I was first learning perl as a way of distinguishing "logical" and "numerics" in my code and for setting "logical" options in some modules (like DBI).

For example:

$gDBHandle = DBI->connect ( 'dbi:Oracle:' . ORATNS, ORAUSER, ORAPASS, { AutoCommit => FALSE, PrintError => FALSE, RaiseError => FALSE, } ) || die 'Could not connect to Oracle ['.$DBI::errstr.' - '.$DBI::er +r.']';
This just helped me remember I was turning "off" those options instead of setting some "numeric" to zero.

Thank you for the suggestion.