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Re^2: for loop syntax difference

by Taulmarill (Deacon)
on Aug 28, 2009 at 14:05 UTC ( #791914=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I believe the "for" in the docs refers to a C-style loop (for($i=0;$i<10;$i++)) and the "foreach" refers to the more Perlish style (for $i (1..10)).

Yes, however for and foreach are interchangeable since perl automatically detects which one to use.

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Re^3: for loop syntax difference
by toolic (Bishop) on Aug 28, 2009 at 14:09 UTC
    Also from the official Perl documentation (For Loops):
    The foreach keyword is actually a synonym for the for keyword, so you can use foreach for readability or for for brevity.

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