On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:17:12PM -0700, Allison Henderson wrote:
> On 06/27/2011 09:59 PM, Dave Chinner wrote:
> >On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 09:27:25PM -0700, Allison Henderson wrote:
> >I seriously dislike conditional parameter passing in shell scripts
> >at the best of times, but for filter functions I really think it is
> >the wrong thing to do. It significantly obfuscates the working of
> >the function for no really good reason.
> >Just write a new filter function, and factor out the common parts of
> >them if the amount of code duplication is sufficient to make it
> >desirable to do so.
> Ok, it doesn't look like a lot of code, I can separate them into their
> own functions.
> >>+ md5sum $testfile | cut -d ' ' -f1
> >Why cut out the file name? It's not like it changes at all....
> Oh, it looked like there's a pid attached to the file name, so I
> thought I should remove that from the output
Oh, it does too. My mistake, too trigger happy, just looking for
ways to keep things relatively simple. Maybe using a wrapper
function so if we ever need to modify it we only need to change one
line of code would acheive the same thing?