in reply to
(Slice 'em and Dice 'em) RE: Arrays are not lists
in thread Arrays are not lists
D'oh. Thanks for pointing out my obvious typo. That is
what I get for posting late at night without testing my
What I consider the most important point here is not that
lists and arrays differ. Rather it is that there are a lot
of ways in which scalar and array context can have
and there are a lot of hidden mines awaiting the person who
does not think about which is which.
Being aware of the context and making a point of
consistently exploring it will teach you a lot of nuances
BTW I am no longer bitten by the difference between lists
and arrays. There was a period when I realized that Perl
really is list-oriented and I tried to make my code be
list-oriented and I got bitten during the transitition...