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Re: "Baby" Perl versus "Bad" Perl

by itub (Priest)
on Dec 03, 2005 at 23:19 UTC ( #513870=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "Baby" Perl versus "Bad" Perl

"for" is for C-style loops and "foreach" is for iterating over arrays.

I'm confused--what's wrong with that? That's the convention used in the perldocs, isn't it? (I personally always type "for" out of laziness, but I don't complain if someone prefers to type "foreach" to iterate over an array).

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Re^2: "Baby" Perl versus "Bad" Perl
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Dec 03, 2005 at 23:33 UTC

    There's nothing wrong with using that as a convention. However, there is no behavioral difference between "for" and "foreach". Teaching that they aren't the same thing is wrong.


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