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Re: Re: Re: Re: network socket send loop is very cpu intensive

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 18, 2003 at 16:16 UTC ( #308020=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread network socket send loop is very cpu intensive

looks good to me, thanks a lot. what are the conventions for returning values from subroutines in Perl? For example if I want to indicate all is not well should I return 1 or 0 or false or undef ?? Jon
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: network socket send loop is very cpu intensive
by AcidHawk (Vicar) on Nov 18, 2003 at 17:37 UTC

    Well, I'm not sure about the conventions but I have gotten used to returning 1 for success or 0 for fail. That way I can easily do something like..

    if(&mysubroutine()) { ... #continue as mysubroutine was successful } else { ... Something in mysubroutine failed } sub mysubroutine() { my $rc = 0; #this is returned if $rc is not modified which indicates a failure +... #as a silly example we will open a file if (open FH, "<./test.txt") { ... #read in file as the open was successful $rc = 1; } return($rc); }

    Of all the things I've lost in my life, its my mind I miss the most.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: network socket send loop is very cpu intensive
by l2kashe (Deacon) on Nov 18, 2003 at 21:49 UTC

    Best bet would be to stick with the same conventions Perl uses, this way you can maintain a perlish feel to your code making use of 'and' and 'or' so on and so forth. So returning 0, an empty string, or undef are all valid canidates.

    Also consider using negative error codes for non fatal errors. I.e all data was present, but a field had some invalid element. This may not be a reason to 'die', but to send it through an extended scrubbing routine.

    Just a comment on style, try to segregate lines which do functionally different things. This way it is clear when reading the code that lines grouped together are doing something similar. I have included your code below and spaced it out along what I mean. Also try to not "hardcode" values in your scripts, as this can lead to numerous possibilities for typos. This is just my personal opinion and YMMV, and offered as constructive criticism.

    #!/usr/bin/perl my $dir = "/tmp/store"; my $sleep = '1'; opendir DH, $dir or die "Opendir $dir: $!\n"; while (1) { for ( grep !/^\.+$/, readdir(DH) ) { my $file = join('/', $dir, $_); # split $_ on _ and return the second element # this avoids a unnecessary temp array my $mobile = ( split /_/ )[1]; # Is the extra whitespace cleanup really necessary? $mobile =~ s/(?:^\s+|\s+$)//g; # drop spaces from front and back $mobile =~ s/\s+/ /g; # sanitize the rest my $old_sep = $/; # being paranoid, save it for later undef $/; open FH, $file or die "open $file: $!\n"; chomp( my $data = <FH> ); close FH; $/ = $old_sep; # restore it, in case other funcs expect the defa +ult # im not sure what the next few lines are doing, as they are # working on $data or $_, almost randomly. my @fields = split; my $appcode = $fields[0]; # this is never used again? my $message = $data; s/^\s+//, s/\s+$//, s/\s\s+/ / for $data; # should this be $mess +age? sendtolive($mobile, $message); # Sends data through socket conne +ction unlink("$file"); # remove file once read } # END for ( grep readdir(DH) ) closedir(DH); sleep $sleep; } # END while 1

    use perl;

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