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Ah, but you're wrong. In a simple list, as perlop explicitly states, operands are evaluated left-to-right. Otherwise, you couldn't write print("Done.\n"), exit if $done;

either, but we all know that it works, right? Your example is problematic because is uses pre- and postincrement operators which mess with the order of side effects.

IO::Handle loads over 1,000 lines of code - if it's just for a single autoflush, what's the point? Especially seeing as the select idiom is known and even delivered with the perldocs, it's safe to assume it isn't cryptic.

Makeshifts last the longest.


In reply to Re^3: Cheap idioms by Aristotle
in thread Cheap idioms by Juerd

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