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Re: [ID 20000330.052] Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.)

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March 30, 2000 20:35
Re: [ID 20000330.052] Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.)
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Tom Christiansen writes:
 > >Tom Christiansen writes:
 > > > >I would prefer warnings the way they used to be, if it's that hard.
 > > > 
 > > > The "used to be" way was less information.  That's just stupid.  If
 > > > the kiddies aren't old enough to know the truth, tell them to use
 > > > BASIC.
 > >Less information is better than wrong information.
 > This is the last time I'm going to say it: it's not wrong information.
 > You just don't understand why it's right.   There are millions of
 > cases like this.

I understand perfectly well why it says that.  But it's still wrong
because the warning message is telling the user that there is a "."
which is causing a problem on such-and-such line.  There is no "." (or
if there is, it isn't what it's complaining about).  Therefore it is
wrong.  QED.


William R Ward
The secret of being creative is making something that's not very new
but just a little bit different in the right direction - Marvin Minsky

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