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Re^3: wantarray alternative

by davido (Archbishop)
on Jul 10, 2013 at 19:59 UTC ( #1043546=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: wantarray alternative
in thread wantarray alternative

return @out == 1 && ! wantarray ? $out[0] : @out;

So if @out has a single element, return '1'. If it contains zero or 2, or more elements, then if "wantarray", return @out, otherwise return the first element.

I can't imagine using that once, let alone thousands of times. ;)

Update: Woops, "&&" is higher on the precedence table than "?:" in any language I know of. My mistake.


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Re^4: wantarray alternative
by tqisjim (Beadle) on Jul 10, 2013 at 20:35 UTC
    Oops. Thanks for catching that :)
    return ( @out == 1 && ! wantarray ) ? $out[0] : @out;

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