in reply to Useless use of string eq

In addition - you can achieve this assignment in one step:
$cust = (split(/-/, $ARGV[1]))[1];

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Re^2: Useless use of string eq
by grinder (Bishop) on Dec 06, 2007 at 17:22 UTC

    That may admit bogus customers that don't exist, or that the program cannot deal with. It may be wiser to spell out exactly what is legal.

    (my $cust = $ARGV[1]) =~ s/^-(SMC|SBM|FET|China)$/$1/ or die "garbage in second arg: <$ARGV[1]>\n";

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