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Re: passing arrays to subroutines

by g0n (Priest)
on Mar 16, 2005 at 13:08 UTC ( #439929=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to passing arrays to subroutines


Best way is to pass a reference to the array, then dereference it in the subroutine. Like this:

use strict; my @array = qw(a b c); mysub(\@array); sub mysub { my @array = @{$_[0]}; foreach (@array) { print $_ } }

Update: Just read Prasad's post. You can just pass the raw array to the subroutine, in which case @_ in the sub is the content of the array. I prefer to use a reference to make it very explicit that this is a single variable - not a sequence of parameters. Neither method is more correct than the other, although Prasads is simpler.

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