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Re^3: IF and GREP Question

by NetWallah (Abbot)
on Sep 18, 2013 at 05:09 UTC ( #1054587=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: IF and GREP Question
in thread IF and GREP Question

"if ()" imposes a scalar context.

An array in a scalar context returns the number of elements.

If the array is empty, "if (@found)" sees undef or zero , which is FALSE in perl.

If the array has values, "if(@found)" sees a non-zero value, which is TRUE in perl.

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Re^4: IF and GREP Question
by jwkrahn (Monsignor) on Sep 18, 2013 at 06:10 UTC
    "if ()" imposes a scalar context.

    Actually it imposes a boolean context, which is basically the same as scalar context.

    "if (@found)" sees undef or zero

    An array in boolean context cannot be undef.    In fact, defined doesn't work with arrays anymore.

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