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actually chomp() returns the number of "characters" that were chomped - not the delimiters.

You're right of course. (But your over elaborate demonstration added nothing to the simple statement of fact.)

I remember discovering early on that the return from chomp wasn't useful and I've never concerned myself with what non-useful thing it actually returned ever since.

So the OP's code is not going to work...

That was the point I was making when I said: "Neither snippet will do what you think it will do.".

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In reply to Re^3: using function output ananymous array vs. named array in foreach by BrowserUk
in thread using function output ananymous array vs. named array in foreach by ISAI student

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