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How do I skip some return values?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:27 UTC ( #682=perlfaq nodetype: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at perldoc.perl.org.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

One way is to treat the return values as a list and index into it:

        $dir = (getpwnam($user))[7];

Another way is to use undef as an element on the left-hand-side:

    ($dev, $ino, undef, undef, $uid, $gid) = stat($file);

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[Discipulus]: sometimes the client dies for extra content </chatter><span class="error" style="color: #cc0000">Server Error (Error ID 9162
[Discipulus]: the span is considered extra content by the parser
[Corion]: Mhmm - that would be some internal error, but I can't look into that right now as I don't have access to the logs from here ;)
[Discipulus]: ah, but it can be skipped by the client (?)
[Corion]: I think so, but I wonder what error might be there...
[Discipulus]: raining in germany? ;=)

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