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Context: compile-time vs. run-time

by shmem (Canon)
on Jan 25, 2009 at 15:09 UTC ( #738778=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    perl -le 'my $f = 1; ($f > 0 ? @a : $a ) = ("a", "b", "c")'
    Assignment to both a list and a scalar at -e line 1, at EOF
    Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.
    
  2. or download this
    perl -le 'my $f = -1; ($f > 0 ? @a : @b ) = ("a", "b", "c"); print "a:
    + @a\nb: @b"'
    a: 
    ...
    perl -le 'my $f = 1; ($f > 0 ? @a : @b ) = ("a", "b", "c"); print "a: 
    +@a\nb: @b"'
    a: a b c
    b: