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Re: Trouble getting size of list returned from sub

by 2teez (Priest)
on Nov 26, 2012 at 09:04 UTC ( #1005596=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Trouble getting size of list returned from sub

this can also work:

my $n = () = bad(); print $n; #print 4 sub bad { return qw/foo bar baz timon/; }

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Re^2: Trouble getting size of list returned from sub
by TomDLux (Vicar) on Nov 30, 2012 at 02:31 UTC

    You can also fold the variable into the same line as the print:

    say ( my $mp =()= bad() );

    But I wouldn't say that's an improvement. In fact, I would tuck all this away into a routine, to hide details and leave only the high-level purpose.

    To learn more about this ( the goatse operator ) and other fun, little-known operators, check out secret perl operators

    As Occam said: Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.

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