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Re^6: index of the minimum element of the array

by ikegami (Pope)
on Jan 17, 2014 at 18:44 UTC ( #1071003=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: index of the minimum element of the array
in thread index of the minimum element of the array

Impossible. There's no such data type. You are passing a sub reference to reduce.

reduce BLOCK LIST
is compiled as
&reduce(sub BLOCK, LIST)


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Re^7: index of the minimum element of the array
by oiskuu (Friar) on Jan 17, 2014 at 19:41 UTC

    Fair enough. However, the sub is called with inherited @_ and it happens to work.

    Same thing with map:

    sub foo { map { print $_[$_] } 0 .. $#_ }
    Can I not rely on this behavior?

    Update. example code:

    use List::Util 'reduce'; sub minindex { reduce { $_[$a] < $_[$b] ? $a : $b } 0 .. $#_ } my @g = (55, 88, 33, 6, 234, 234, 52, 6, 1324, 22, 1234); print minindex @g; # $g[7] == 6
    This is perl 5, version 12, subversion 3 (v5.12.3) built for x86_64-linux-thread-multi
    List::Util $VERSION = "1.22";

    Update2. One final observation:
    I also see coderef passed to the sub when run under debugger. But not when run normally.

      map and grep are very different beasts, cause the block is NOT handled like an anonymous sub but more like a do-block.

      DB<117> sub tst { map {$_[$_]+1} 0..3 } DB<118> tst 1..10 => (2, 3, 4, 5)

      But your code with reduce didn't work for me, it always returned 0 cause thats the smallest index you passed. 1 cause ...

      Could you show us an example and tell us which versions you use?

      Cheers Rolf

      ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

      ) @_=(BLOCKREF, indices)

      DB<148> @a= map { int rand 100 } 1..5 => (32, 4, 90, 79, 70) DB<149> sub minindex { reduce { print "@_\t$a:$_[$a],$b:$_[$b]\n"; $ +_[$a] < $_[$b] ? $a : $b } 0 .. $#_ } DB<150> minindex @a CODE(0xa353ea8) 0 1 2 3 4 0:CODE(0xa353ea8),1:0 CODE(0xa353ea8) 0 1 2 3 4 1:0,2:1 CODE(0xa353ea8) 0 1 2 3 4 1:0,3:2 CODE(0xa353ea8) 0 1 2 3 4 1:0,4:3 => 1
      re update:

      thats the interesting part: )

      DB<102> $List::Util::VERSION => "1.22"

      and shouldn't your code return 3 (the first 6) ?

      update

      the result is correct, your code produces the last min.

      update

      you have the same version of List::Util? strange!

      perl -v This is perl, v5.10.0 built for i486-linux-gnu-thread-multi

      Cheers Rolf

      ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

      For reduce, no. It's not documented. It's a side-effect of the implementation you tested.

      For map, yes. map is a not a subroutine; it's an operator. It's not constrained to the syntax and convention of subroutine calls Its argumentoperand is not a sub.

      I also see coderef passed to the sub when run under debugger. But not when run normally.

      It's easy to see by using return inside the block. It's also easy to see using -MO=Concise.

      $ perl -MList::Util=reduce -MO=Concise,-exec -e'reduce { "..." } @a' ... 4 <0> pushmark sRM 5 <$> anoncode[CV ] lRM 6 <1> refgen KM/1 7 <#> gv[*a] s 8 <1> rv2av[t4] lKM/1 9 <#> gv[*reduce] s a <1> entersub[t5] vKS/TARG,1 ... {15} eric@dev-eric [~/work/p4/src/main/CC] $ perl -MList::Util=reduce -MO=Concise,-exec -e'&reduce(sub { "..." }, + @a)' ... 4 <0> pushmark sRM 5 <$> anoncode[CV ] lRM 6 <1> refgen lKM/1 7 <#> gv[*a] s 8 <1> rv2av[t4] lKM/1 9 <#> gv[*reduce] s a <1> entersub[t5] vKS/TARG,AMPER,1 ...

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