Random Quote #49 topic: shlomif

<polak> mauke: so how does that "translate" into eng
<merlyn> "eng"?
<mauke> I spe eng goo
<rindolf> mauke: I spe eng wel
<rindolf> I spe goo eng
<sts> just a short question. besides personal preference is there
any difference if you use if(! or unless(?
<rindolf> sts: no.
<rindolf> sts: they do the same thing.
<Botje> sts: pfft. Real Men(tm) use unless(!...)
<rindolf> Botje: heh.
<sts> lol unless(! makes sense. thanks Botje, i'll rather use
this one. =D
<LeoNerd> For me it's a readability thing - I express what seems more
<rindolf> Botje: File::HomeDir used to have a triple or quadruple
negative in one of its test files.
<Botje> unless(! $str !~ /(?!foo)/)
<rindolf> Botje: heh
<merlyn> whoa
<merlyn> unless (!) makes no sense to me at all
<Botje> of course not.
<sts> Botje: wow!
<Botje> it's still cool to confuse people with :]
<LeoNerd> Heh.. Should just use !!! in there anywa y:)
<merlyn> it's 7 characters too many
<xand> some people don't understand double negatives
<merlyn> I don't want no complaints!
<Botje> xand: you mean don't not understnad?
<LeoNerd> We don't know nobody who don't want no double-negatives
<sts> Botje: what does (?!foo) do?
<nanonyme> lol
<xand> Botje: don't not misunderstand
<mauke> Botje: that always executes the block
<merlyn> there's an argument that can be successfully made that "I
don't want no complaints" doesn't necessarily work
<Botje> xand: oh, I don't not think I didn't not misunderstand you.
<Botje> mauke: I know. it just looks cool.
<mauke> and you want !($str !~ /.../)
<xand> don't you?#
<merlyn> so it might actually mean what people think they're meaning

N-uple negative on Freenode's #perl


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