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Re: What is your favourite meta-syntactic variable name?

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on Oct 06, 2014 at 13:19 UTC ( #1102959=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What is your favourite meta-syntactic variable name?

I actually have a collection of favorites depending on context. One of my perennial favorites is:

# hand wavium prior to this line my %een=(); # keep track of values we have already seen @rray = grep !$een{$_}++ sort @rray;
actually there are two in there. I frequently use @rray for a throw away array.

Others include $tring, $thing, $that (extra $this),$tatus and many more.

Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; Blog: Warning: No political correctness allowed.

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