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Hmm. Please point to documentation. Your description of what's happening jibes with what we see, but I had the same impression as the original poster, i.e. that this was not the way it would work.

If there is no documentation, and I couldn't find any, then there needs to be. I'm not sure where to put it though. I looked in perlop under comma and perldata under slices.

In fact, under perltrap, I found:

? Comma operator in scalar context gives scalar context to args The comma operator in a scalar context is now guaranteed to give scalar context to its arguments. @y= ('a','b','c'); $x = (1, 2, @y); print "x = $x\n"; # Perl4 prints: x = c # Thinks list context interpolates list # Perl5 prints: x = 3 # Knows scalar uses length of list
Which I would take to be documentation to the contrary.

I'm confused.

In reply to Re^2: Confused as to why the "casting context" is mis-behaving by thargas
in thread Confused as to why the "casting context" is mis-behaving by kiz

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