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Re: Reverse in scalar context

by Abigail (Deacon)
on Jul 12, 2001 at 01:12 UTC ( #95855=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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What do you mean with "prints nothing"? What are you trying to print? Note that you are trying to eval the string sub which is a syntax error:

$ perl -w $b = "bus"; eval reverse $b; print $@; __END__ syntax error at (eval 1) line 2, at EOF
And if the code doesn't compile, eval will return undef.

-- Abigail

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Re: Re: Reverse in scalar context
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Jul 12, 2001 at 01:15 UTC
    If you read the post I was replying to, you'd know that I was not trying to print anything! Rather, I was pointing out this very problem, albeit more subtly, in the original node. I'm quite aware of what it does--I crafted it specifically to do that, yet with a real word might not be immediatly obvious.

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