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Perl Style: Switch by Using do{} Creatively

  • Another interesting approach to a switch statement is arrange for a do block to return the proper value:

       $amode = do {
           if     ($flag & O_RDONLY) { "r" }       # XXX: isn't this 0?
           elsif  ($flag & O_WRONLY) { ($flag & O_APPEND) ? "a" : "w" }
           elsif  ($flag & O_RDWR)   {
               if ($flag & O_CREAT)  { "w+" }
               else                  { ($flag & O_APPEND) ? "a+" : "r+" }
           }
       };
    

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