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You don't need to be an utter cowdawg towards the OP -- strict and warnings are irrelevant to his issue.

I don't fully grok the semantics of foreach but I suspect the correct answer is as follows:

$sref = \$string sets $sref to point to the variable $string. All is well here. But then foreach enters the picture and localises $string -- this $string is only available to the inner loop. $sref continues pointing to the $string in the outer loop. Testing this without the string reference:

my $string = "I'm still here"; say $string; my @array_of_strings = qw/foo bar baz quux/; foreach $string ( @array_of_strings ) { say $string; } say $string; # output I'm still here foo bar baz quux I'm still here

Yep, looks like what I described. Now, if you add the $sref, you'll notice it'll print the outer loop value for the whole time -- it points to the wrong $string.


In reply to Re^2: Dereference string in foreach by Anonymous Monk
in thread Dereference string in foreach by Anonymous Monk

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