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Re^2: shift vs @_

by jasonk (Parson)
on Oct 02, 2006 at 19:41 UTC ( #575934=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: shift vs @_
in thread shift vs @_

Now if you just mean why not always use the my( $a, $b, $c ) = @_; form vice shift: there's times when you want to pull off some items and then do something list-y with the remaining contents of @_. Best example off the top of my head would be something that builds a hash from key/value pairs like:

Another good example is subclassing...

sub do_something { my $self = shift; $self->SUPER::do_something( @_ ); # do some more stuff }

We're not surrounded, we're in a target-rich environment!

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