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Well, yes and no. If you use open as a list operator like this:
open FOO || die "Argh: $!\n";

then you will not get what you want. However, this:
open (FOO) || die "Argh: $!\n";

will do what you want it to (which is what zdog used).

So in general, or is a safer bet, but || is not necessarily wrong. And perl will let you know that there is a precedence problem if you use -w.

BlueLines

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In reply to RE: RE: mybooks.pl (or or ) by BlueLines
in thread mybooks.pl by zdog

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