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What's wrong with using grep or map in a void context?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:25 UTC ( #676=perlfaq nodetype: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

Both grep and map build a return list, regardless of their context. This means you're making Perl go to the trouble of building up a return list that you then just ignore. That's no way to treat a programming language, you insensitive scoundrel!

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