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Re^4: undef vs empty string '' from split

by Sidhekin (Priest)
on Jun 21, 2007 at 05:32 UTC ( #622489=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: undef vs empty string '' from split
in thread undef vs empty string '' from split

split says:

When assigning to a list, if LIMIT is omitted, or zero, Perl supplies a LIMIT one larger than the number of variables in the list,

So while @arr = split gets a LIMIT of 0 (and stripping of trailing null fields), ($x, $y) = split gets a LIMIT of 3 (and no such stripping).

Another special case — potentially (as you, um, realized) surprising — but at least documented.

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