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RE: Re: Blessed be the OOP'ers

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Jun 29, 2000 at 02:26 UTC ( #20279=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Blessed be the OOP'ers
in thread Blessed be the OOP'ers

More specifically, the original code could be written this way: my $employees = [];
Hopefully that makes it clear that a list enclosed in square brackets is an anonymous list. Assigning that somewhere creates a reference. (That's why you can stuff it in a scalar.)

The original code creates @employees and sets the first (and only) element to a reference to that anonymous list.

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RE: RE: Re: Blessed be the OOP'ers
by pemungkah (Priest) on Jun 29, 2000 at 02:34 UTC
    And the push would then be
    push @$employees, $person;
    with printing them looking like
    foreach $p (@$employees) {
       print $p->name(),"\n";
    Using the array reference would make it easy to stuff this list of employees into another object/list/whatever.

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