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Re: Ternary confusion

by gryphon (Abbot)
on Feb 27, 2004 at 20:45 UTC ( #332372=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Ternary confusion

Greetings Nik,

$db =
Whatever we end up returning, save it into a scalar.

($ENV{'SERVER_NAME'} ne "")
A conditional that evaluates whether the enviornment variable SERVER_NAME is not equal to ""

? DBI->connect("DBI:mysql:nikos_db", "root", "")
If the conditional is true, then connect to a database on the localhost as root with no password. (Root with no password. Wow, that's dumb.)

: DBI->connect("","nikos_db","macgyver")
If the conditional is false, then connect to a database on a remote box called "" with a username and password combo.

or print font({-size=>5, -color=>'Lime'}, $DBI::errstr) and exit 0
If the db connection doesn't return true, then print an error message and exit the program.

code('Perl') || die;

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