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Re^3: File::Find: Return array of "wanted" files

by Laurent_R (Abbot)
on Oct 04, 2013 at 17:14 UTC ( #1056902=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: File::Find: Return array of "wanted" files
in thread File::Find: Return array of "wanted" files

The scope of a lexical is going from where the lexical is declared to the end of the enclosing block. In the case of @found above, to the end of the file.

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Re^4: File::Find: Return array of "wanted" files
by alpha-lemming (Novice) on Oct 04, 2013 at 19:10 UTC

    Ah... so if I wanted to push from the sub to the array inside the loop, I would have to declare the array outside of the loop and reinitialise it with every iteration? Or declare the sub inside of the loop?

      Yes, in such a case, you want to declare the array before entering the loop. That's what choroba is doing in the suggested code, declaring @found right before entering the loop:

      my @found; sub findstuff { my $file = $_; return unless -f $file; my $fullpath = $File::Find::name; if (fgrep(qr/regex/, $file)) { push @found, $fullpath; } }

        So, to push to the array with the array inside the foreach block, I would do this:

        my @array1; my @array2; foreach (@array1) { undef @array2; find(\&mysub, cwd); stuff with @array2 } sub mysub { my $file = $File::Find::name; ..filter stuff here... push(@array2, $file); }

        Or is there a nore elegant way of doing this?

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