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NAME ^

String::ZeroButTrue - utils for consistent zero-but-true usage

VERSION ^

This document describes String::ZeroButTrue version 0.2

SYNOPSIS ^

    use String::ZeroButTrue;
    
    my $rc = func(@args);
    if (is_zero_but_true($rc)) {
        # act on zero but true $rc
    }
    elsif($rc) {
        # act on otherwise true $rc 
    }
    else {
        # act on false $rc   
    }
    
    ...
    
    sub func {
        ....
        return get_zero_but_true() if $whatever;
        ....
    }

DESCRIPTION ^

Zero-but-true is cool. There are some nuances that are easy to overlook though.

For example, the ever common "dyslexia" that ends up E0E instead of 0E0, the 'bareword instead of string' use that changes its behavior, the numeric check (e.g. $string && $string == 0) that throws warnings when the value in question is string, etc etc

So this little module is here to help!

INTERFACE ^

is_zero_but_true() and get_zero_but_true() are imported into your namespace by default. The rest can be. ':all' will bring import all of them.

is_zero_but_true()

Takes one argument and returns true if the value is zero-but-true and false otherwise.

get_zero_but_true()

returns the string 0e0

This is the default one (i.e. no special ending on the function name) because its easiest to type (i.e. its short and does not require pressing shift)

get_zero_but_true_uc()

returns the string 0E0

get_zero_but_true_phrase()

returns the string '0 but true'

DIAGNOSTICS ^

Thorws no warnings or errors.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT ^

String::ZeroButTrue requires no configuration files or environment variables.

DEPENDENCIES ^

None.

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-string-zerobuttrue@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

SEE ALSO ^

Return::DataButBool and Contextual::Return

AUTHOR ^

Daniel Muey <http://drmuey.com/cpan_contact.pl>

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2009, Daniel Muey <http://drmuey.com/cpan_contact.pl>. All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENCE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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