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Does it make sense to anyone else that chomp tests and carps about receiving a read-only parameter, before it tests whether it would require modification?

C:\perl-5.8.6>perl -e"chomp( 'fred' )" Can't modify constant item in chomp at -e line 1, at end of line Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.

Obviously, it doesn't make much sense to chomp a constant, but if your operating within a sub, you don't know what the user will pass you.

chomp is conditional. If the user passes a constant that doesn't need chomping it would be nice to allow that through without having to duplicate the tests inherent in chomp?


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20050317 Edit by castaway: Changed title from 'A premature ejaculation?'


In reply to Should chomping a constant always raise an error? by BrowserUk

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