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Re^4: $1 not "freezing" in an addition

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 17, 2012 at 09:13 UTC ( #1009135=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: $1 not "freezing" in an addition
in thread $1 not "freezing" in an addition

The safest thing you can do is to stringify $1,$2 when them in an lvalue context.

I'm not sure that is much clearer. perlglossary lists lvalue but not lvalue context, but when you compare context, scalar context and list context, and plug-in lvalue, it doesn't quite work , unless you lookn up expression and then value.

Putting all that together assignment is also lvalue-context, but I wouldn't recommend needlesly quoting $1 in  my $one = $1;

So I might rephrase as

When using $1,$2... in an expression ( anything you can legally say in a spot where a value is required ) you should quote to stringify and preserve the current value.

foo("$1") instead of foo($1)

$bar = "$1" + foo(); instead of $bar = "$1" + foo();

No need to quote straight assignment  if(m/.../){  $bar = $1; }


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Re^5: $1 not "freezing" in an addition
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 17, 2012 at 09:15 UTC

    $bar = "$1" + foo(); instead of $bar = $1 + foo();

Re^5: $1 not "freezing" in an addition
by ikegami (Pope) on Dec 17, 2012 at 13:12 UTC

    lvalue context has nothing to do with scalar/void/list context.

    lvalue and lvalue context are not the same thing.

    An lvalue context is a context where an expression must produce an lvalue. In contrast, an rvalue context is a context where code may produce an rvalue.

    Example of lvalue contexts:

    • Sub arguments.
    • The arguments to some functions.
    • The operand of the reference operator.
    • The LHS operand of assignment operators.
    • foreach's list.

    When using $1,$2... in an expression ( anything you can legally say in a spot where a value is required ) you should quote to stringify and preserve the current value.

    No, it's stupid to do $x = "$1";.

    ...though I admit the lvalue context is not sufficient (e.g. $bar = "$1" + foo();).

      ... An lvalue context is a context where an expression must produce an lvalue ...

      That is confusing, the $1 in  bar = "$1" + foo(); is not a location where you can assign (use = ) a value , what?

      No, it's stupid to do $x = "$1";

      Eh?

        I don't understand your questions.

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