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I can't help but wonder why you would require the caller to pass a parameter you're never going to use?

If there is a good reason, (and I cannot think of one), then given the not insignificant difference in performance:

$a='a'x1e6; $b=12345; cmpthese -1,{ a=>q[ sub{ my( undef, $x ) = @_ }->( $a, $b ) ], b=>q[ sub{ my $x = $_[1] }->( $a, $b ) ], c=>q[ sub{ my( $unused, $x ); }->( $a, $b ) ], };; Rate a b c a 1703708/s -- -19% -20% b 2107186/s 24% -- -1% c 2129207/s 25% 1% --

I'd be asking myself if I thought that assignment to undef was any clearer than assignment to a variable called $unused?

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In reply to Re: Is undef list assignment a no-op? by BrowserUk
in thread Is undef list assignment a no-op? by repellent

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