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Re^2: passing arrays to subroutines

by QM (Vicar)
on Mar 16, 2005 at 14:36 UTC ( #439954=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: passing arrays to subroutines
in thread passing arrays to subroutines

There are two ways of passing data to a subroutine:

- call by value
- call by reference

Actually, there's also:

- call by name
- call by copy-restore
- call by result
- call by push value
- call by need
- call by macro expansion

See Parameter (Computer Science) on Wikipedia.

Most (all?) of these can be done in Perl. In Perl, it really comes down to two things:

1) Parameters are passed as a list of scalars.
2) The caller and the callee have to agree on what those scalars mean.

-QM
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