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

Stephen P. Potter
March 31, 2000 06:08
Re: [ID 20000330.052] Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.)
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Lightning flashed, thunder crashed and "Joseph N. Hall" <> whi
| I don't think there's anything "dumb" about a user potentially (or
| in reality) being confused by a message that describes a concatenation
| operator but refers to a line containing only a double-quoted string.
| It looks more like Perl is the dummy here.

Well said Joseph.  I was beginning to remember why I quit reading P5P while
reading this thread.  I'm glad there are still a few voices of reason here.

Tom, saying that just because an underlying implementation detail is
accurate, doesn't make it accurate in this case.  Think about if I brought
you a car and the windshield wipers didn't work.  If I told you "I think
there's something wrong with the wiper motor" would you argue "actually, it
isn't the motor that is the problem, it is the electromagnets inside the
motor that aren't working correctly."

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