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Re: Difference between my ($foo) & my $foo

by repellent (Priest)
on Feb 12, 2009 at 19:54 UTC ( #743441=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Difference between my ($foo) & my $foo

With:

my (undef, $a, undef, $b, @rest, $c) = (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8);

Now:
  • @rest will be greedily assigned: @rest = (5, 6, 7, 8)
  • the other variables are respectively assigned: ($a, $b, $c) = (2, 4, undef)

Then:
my $count = @rest; # 4 - because there are four items (scalar contex +t) my ($first) = @rest; # 5 - because first item is 5 (list context)

But:
my $last = (11, 22, 33, 999); # 999 - because assigning LIST to scalar + only picks last item


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