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Re^2: Zeckendorf representation

by thmsdrew (Scribe)
on Aug 25, 2012 at 03:11 UTC ( #989683=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Zeckendorf representation
in thread Zeckendorf representation

Thanks for your input! What do you mean by "short circuit"? Also, the difference between your is_perfect_square sub and mine is that mine is much more clear. I can afford the extra line for a bit of clarity.

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Re^3: Zeckendorf representation
by lidden (Curate) on Aug 25, 2012 at 03:59 UTC
    What do you mean by "short circuit"?
    It means that the part after || will only be evaluated if it is needed know the result of the operator. In the case of the or-operator the second half is redundant if the first is true, since the total will be true no matter what the second part is.

      I don't really understand how that is a problem. If the first part passes, then I want it to return true, and I truly don't care what the second part is. I guess I see how that's redundant, though.

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