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Assign scalar value to array

by paramreddy (Initiate)
on Oct 09, 2013 at 14:17 UTC ( #1057552=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
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Hi Monks, Hope all of you having good time. I am new to perl and i am trying to learn perl. Here i want to know whether we can assign scalar value to array. example $num=12345; and i want 12345 should be assigned to @a @a = qw\1 2 3 4 5\ Can you help me in this? Thanks in advance, Parameshwar

Comment on Assign scalar value to array
Re: Assign scalar value to array
by ikegami (Pope) on Oct 09, 2013 at 14:21 UTC
Re: Assign scalar value to array
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 09, 2013 at 22:01 UTC
    $num = 12345; # empties the array @a = ($num); # or $a[0] = $num; print '$a[0] is ', $a[0], "\n";
Re: Assign scalar value to array
by flyby (Initiate) on Oct 09, 2013 at 23:24 UTC

    Just some fun:

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w my @a; my $num = "12345"; # most likely the best way to do it: @a = split(//,$num); foreach (@a) { print "$_\n"; }; # but this is kind of fun: @a = (); #clear array my $l = length($num); for (my $x = "0"; $x < $l; $x++ ) { push(@a, substr($num, $x, 1)); }; foreach (@a) { print "$_\n"; }; # random: @a = (); #clear array for (my $x = "0"; $x < $l; $x++ ) { my $rand = rand($l); push(@a, substr($num, $rand, 1)); }; foreach (@a) { print "$_\n"; };

    -Matt

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