[Melbourne-pm] Simple(?) question involving backticks and die

Benji Wakely benji at arsimagica.net
Wed Jan 4 21:33:03 PST 2006

On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 16:27:29 +1100 (EST), 
Tim Connors <tconnors+pmmelb at astro.swin.edu.au> wrote:

>>   my @list = `/bin/ls /home` || die ("Couldn't list files");
>Aren't you meant to use "or" rather than "||" when using die, for 
>precedence reasons?  Could this be what is happening? `` becomes scalar 
>context when combined with the ||  ?

That checks out, and now I'll happily use 'or' rather than '||' 
in this situation.

...Wish I knew why it was so, though.

Benji Wakely

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