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Re: variable declaration question

by blue_cowdawg (Prior)
on Jan 18, 2013 at 21:34 UTC ( #1014134=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to variable declaration question

      What's the difference between "my $var;" and "my ($var);" in variable declaration?

Strictly speaking, the way you've presented the above not much except you fingers are slightly more tired. That said consider the following code:

sub marine { my ($fore,$mid,$aft) = @_; }
In the above example I have an array on the LHS and an array on the RHS. This is equivalent to:
sub marine { my $fore = $_[0]; my $mid = $_[1]; my $aft = $_[2]; }
When coding parens, just like in written English, are used to group things together.

Clear as mud?


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Re^2: variable declaration question
by muba (Priest) on Jan 18, 2013 at 22:39 UTC
    In the above example I have an array on the LHS and an array on the RHS. This is equivalent to:

    Strictly speaking... this not true. You have a list on the LHS, as per perlfaq4: What is the difference between a list and an array:

    A list is a fixed collection of scalars. An array is a variable that holds a variable collection of scalars. An array can supply its collection for list operations, so list operations also work on arrays

    ...

    Array operations, which change the scalars, rearranges them, or adds or subtracts some scalars, only work on arrays. These can't work on a list, which is fixed. Array operations include shift, unshift, push, pop, and splice.

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