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Re^5: Global symbol requires explicit package name

by greengaroo (Hermit)
on Nov 28, 2012 at 18:34 UTC ( #1006088=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Global symbol requires explicit package name
in thread Global symbol requires explicit package name

Yes, but you can still use an ArrayRef, with the square brackets:

scalar_and_array_sub($foo, $bar, [@values[1..5]]); scalar_and_array_sub($foo, $bar, [$value1, $value2, $value3]); scalar_and_array_sub($foo, $bar, [split(/\s/, $string)]);
But I agree with you, if you don't pass too many arguments, you should use an Array instead of an ArrayRef.

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Re^6: Global symbol requires explicit package name
by ColonelPanic (Friar) on Nov 29, 2012 at 06:28 UTC
    The first example doesn't provide equivalent functionality, however. When an array slice is passed normally, modifying @_ will modify the original array. But this makes an anonymous copy of the array slice, which is discarded after the function call.


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