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See the current Perl documentation for shift.
Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:
shift - remove the first element of an array, and return it
Shifts the first value of the array off and returns it, shortening the array by 1 and moving everything down. If there are no elements in the array, returns the undefined value. If
ARRAY is omitted, shifts the