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You might find it easier by passing references to your arrays ...

But if you're going to do that, you might as well go all the way and dispense with the count argument altogether as mentioned by davido. In fact, this might actually be a good use for prototyping. Of course, if you use a prototype, you just end up with a version of  mesh() that is specialized for two arguments (easily generalized) and does array-size checking, which  mesh() doesn't. Still...

>perl -wMstrict -le "use List::MoreUtils qw(mesh); use Data::Dump; ;; my @first = qw(Can unlock secret); my @second = qw(you the code?); ;; sub interleave_words (\@\@); ;; my @mixed = interleave_words(@first, @second); print qq{Result: '@mixed'}; ;; sub interleave_words (\@\@) { die 'array sizes differ' unless $#{$_[0]} == $#{$_[1]}; goto &mesh; } ;; my @ra = qw(a b c); my @rb = qw(1 2 ); dd [ mesh @ra, @rb ]; " Result: 'Can you unlock the secret code?' ["a", 1, "b", 2, "c", undef]

(Note for anonymous OPer: Don't try this at school unless you really understand what's going on!)

In reply to Re^2: Using Splice with Two Arrays within a loop by AnomalousMonk
in thread Using Splice with Two Arrays within a loop by Anonymous Monk

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