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Re: Perl 6 version of cheatsheet

by xenchu (Friar)
on Nov 16, 2003 at 21:15 UTC ( #307498=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl 6 version of cheatsheet
in thread perlcheat

I may just be 'not getting it' as usual, but shouldn't the line:
element: @array[0] %hash{'a'}
instead be:
element: $array[0] $hash{'a'}
Or is that a Perl 6 change?


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Re^2: Perl 6 version of cheatsheet
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Nov 16, 2003 at 21:48 UTC

    It's a Perl 6 change :-)

      To be more verbose, in perl6 the sigils become part of the variable name. Everywhere you talk about @array, it will have the '@'. $array[5] instead is the 5th element of the array whose array ref is stored in the scalar $array ($array->[5] in perl5-speak.).
        I have to say: keeping the same sigil regardless of whether you're accessing elements or the whole thing is going to be very helpful for newcomers.

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