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Re: Scalar context changes bareword value?

by Fletch (Chancellor)
on Apr 22, 2004 at 13:30 UTC ( #347347=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Scalar context changes bareword value?
in thread Stumped when passing barewords

The bareword is the same in scalar context, however the array @_ in scalar context is another matter. @_ itself hasn't changed, but when you pass it to sub2 it's put in scalar context ("*" is behaving similarly to "$" in this case).

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Re: Scalar context changes bareword value?
by crenz (Priest) on Apr 22, 2004 at 13:35 UTC
    Thanks for the explanation! I can just pass $_[0] in this situation, which should make it work. However, if there would be multiple parameters and I wanted to pass @_ as a whole, there'd be a problem :(.

      Well, not a problem but you'd have to call it as sub2( $_[0]  => @_[1..$#_] ). Then again, you play with prototypes you're going to get burned. Or was that matches . . .

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