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Re^5: If you believe in Lists in Scalar Context, Clap your Hands

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Oct 24, 2008 at 17:31 UTC ( #719393=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: If you believe in Lists in Scalar Context, Clap your Hands
in thread If you believe in Lists in Scalar Context, Clap your Hands

Sure, but you can also argue that 1, 2, 3, isn't a list of values but a list of expressions. Is this a list:

my $x = ($y = 1), ($z = 2);

How about this?

s{\\}{\\\\}g, print

Or this?

foo => scalar param( 'foo' )

It's difficult to tell without seeing the context... which makes me wonder if lists do exist, or if we should talk about the value of expressions instead.


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