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Re: List::Util - Bug in first?

by kyle (Abbot)
on Feb 18, 2008 at 14:14 UTC ( #668554=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to List::Util - Bug in first?

The return value of first is always a scalar. I think it would be a bug to put it in list context as if it's going to return anything other than one thing. You might want it in list context with other things if the result of first will be a member of that list. In that case, returning nothing could ruin the placement of the other items.

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