in reply to Re: Please 'hack' nicely...
in thread Please 'hack' nicely...

"I've recently gotten serious about using map and grep, and suddenly all those awkward foreach loops I've written look like..."

Don't take it too far, though. Read: What's wrong with using grep or map in a void context?

Everything went worng, just as foreseen.

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Re: Re: Re: Please 'hack' nicely...
by mirod (Canon) on May 23, 2002 at 19:45 UTC

    That said, guess who wrote:

    The argument against using an operator for other than its primary purpose strikes me the same as the old argument that you shouldn't have sex for other than procreational purposes. Sometimes side effects are more enjoyable than the originally intended effect.

    See answer here

      That being said, I'd never grep someone in a void context myself.

      Makeshifts last the longest.