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Re^3: Perlplexation - foreach shoulda Known

by Riales (Hermit)
on Apr 13, 2012 at 20:41 UTC ( #964989=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Perlplexation - foreach shoulda Known
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I would think it could work the same way the $_ variable works in nested loops...

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Re^4: Perlplexation - foreach shoulda Known
by JavaFan (Canon) on Apr 13, 2012 at 21:47 UTC
    Ah, you mean, "$_ is the default iterator value, but it's easily replaced by another variable"? How should that work for the loop counter?

      Right...I think. If I need to use the value of $_ in a nested loop, I'd just assign it to another variable:

      for (0 .. 10) { my $outer_elem = $_; for (0 .. 20) { my $inner_elem = $_; do_something($outer_elem, $inner_elem); } } # Yeah, I know doing this is better: for my $outer_elem (0 .. 10) { for my $inner_elem (0 .. 20) { do_something($outer_elem, $inner_elem); } }

      So I guess the loop counter would just keep a count of the most immediate loop it's in. I don't really know--this is all just how I would expect such a variable to work (if it existed).

      So if we pretend $. is the loop counter:

      foreach my $elem1 (@array1) { my $outer_idx = $.; foreach my $elem2 (@array2) { my $inner_idx = $.; # Blablabla... } }

      I should emphasize: I'm not pushing for this to become a feature or anything. I was just curious if there was anything like this (and this is how I would imagine it might work if there was).

        If you're willing to scribble away the value of $. in a variable at the beginning of the body, you might as well write:
        my ($i, $j); foreach .... { ++$i; foreach .... { ++$j; } }

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