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From Geoffrey Young <ge...@modperlcookbook.org>
Subject Re: [mp2] last call for $filter->read
Date Wed, 02 Jun 2004 17:40:27 GMT

> Or may be we should keep it as is and just fix the error handling.
> 
>     while ($filter->read(my $buffer, $wanted)) {
>         $filter->print($buffer);
>     }
> 
> is still easier to write... and if you forget the defined() part you may
> get errors when you get "0" as a returned string (which luckily one of
> the tests has happened to do).

yeah, needing to check for defined really kinda breaks the perl idiom that
we're trying to maintain here, so if there is a way around that it would
most certainly be a better interface.

<handwaving\>

--Geoff

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