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Re: Re: Re: Apparent Inconsistencies in Perl Function Naming

by quidity (Pilgrim)
on Nov 26, 2000 at 19:37 UTC ( #43376=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Apparent Inconsistencies in Perl Function Naming
in thread Apparent Inconsistencies in Perl Function Naming

That does let you get approximate lenths:

my $length_ish = 10 ** (length(@array) -1)

But then again, that's not the length, it's still just the number of elements in the array. This is nearly an Infrequently Asked Question but not quite.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Apparent Inconsistencies in Perl Function Naming
by kael (Monk) on Nov 27, 2000 at 05:44 UTC
    but all you have to do to get the number of elements is
    $length=@a
    Why do people need to complicate matters?

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[Corion]: erix: Ah. I use where 1 = 0 for queries where I only am interested in the structure ;)
[erix]: 1=0 is as short as TOP :)
[erix]: "code of someone that died" -- kinda nice if your code stops working too
[erix]: hard to implement, hmm
[Corion]: erix: Well, they also seem to have changed the server, or some software, or whatever, and seem to be in the process of changing the DB schema from having the "username" as primary key to something else.
[Corion]: Far too many things being done at once, or maybe only now has it become apparent that nobody knows that piece of software anymore

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