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Re^2: Using 'Shift' in subroutine argument

by GrandFather (Cardinal)
on Nov 02, 2007 at 18:43 UTC ( #648710=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Using 'Shift' in subroutine argument
in thread Using 'Shift' in subroutine argument

The shift without an argument defaults to @_.

except in main scope (outside a sub) where shift operates on @ARGV by default. Consider:

perl -e "print shift" wibble

Prints:

wibble

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