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Re^2: Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g

by japhy (Canon)
on Feb 05, 2006 at 21:23 UTC ( #528099=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g
in thread Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g

You misunderstood me. A list assignment in scalar context returns the number of elements.

my $count = (LIST1) = (LIST2);
The chunk in bold is the list assignment. That is put in scalar context by the my $count = ... part.

Please see Re: Longest repeated string... for further clarification.

Jeff japhy Pinyan, P.L., P.M., P.O.D, X.S.: Perl, regex, and perl hacker
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