in reply to irritation makes perls

Occasionally I get tripped up by the difference between:

print anId("Stuff");


print anId ("Stuff");

Having my own views on how white space ought be used, I find this behaviour particularly nasty. It really doesn't DWIM!

True laziness is hard work

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Re^2: irritation makes perls
by papidave (Pilgrim) on Sep 25, 2009 at 21:06 UTC
    Thank you, Grandfather, for another good reason to use indirect filehandles. Whitespace dependencies make me shudder.