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Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl Idioms Explained - ${\$obj->method} and @{[sort @list]}

by bradb (Sexton)
on Aug 25, 2003 at 00:42 UTC ( #286282=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Perl Idioms Explained - ${\$obj->method} and @{[sort @list]}
in thread Perl Idioms Explained - ${\$obj->method} and @{[sort @list]}

Read Arrays are not lists and Scalars, Lists, and Arrays and repeat to yourself three times - "('foo', 'bar', 'baz') is not an array" ;-)

I can't be blamed if you don't read my post. ;-) I didn't say ('foo', 'bar', 'baz') was an array, I said If I ask for a reference to an array that contains ('foo', 'bar', 'baz').


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Re^5: Perl Idioms Explained - ${\$obj->method} and @{[sort @list]}
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Aug 25, 2003 at 23:58 UTC

    My bad ;-)

    However, I think the point about the non-obvious behaviour of the \ operator still stands.

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[Lady_Aleena]: perl -e 'my $var = "1.0"; print $var;' if it is in a variable also returns 1.0, though perl -e 'my $var = 1.0; print $var;' returns 1.
[1nickt]: In my case I can simply pass sprintf '%.1f', 1.0 (to Types::Standard:: Int), but what if you didn;t know the precision of the number you were working with? Seems I must be missing something. Oh well, my test list is complete, mooving on ...

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