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Re: Rook question

by NetWallah (Abbot)
on Oct 18, 2012 at 02:46 UTC ( #999656=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Rook question

Try this:
sub total{ my $sum = shift(@_); foreach (@_){ $sum += $_; } return $sum; }
  • add $_, not @_
  • return $sum
  • Add trailing } to match braces

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Re^2: Rook question
by squimby (Acolyte) on Oct 18, 2012 at 02:58 UTC
    Awesome! Fixed the problem--thanks much! I didn't know if Perl associated the default $_ while moving through the indices of @_.

      The mechanism of action is the foreach loop. It's just as happy aliasing $_ to elements of @this, @that, and @the_other as well. In this regard, @_ isn't special; foreach is.



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