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Re^2: (RFC) Arrays: A Tutorial/Reference

by jdporter (Canon)
on Jan 13, 2007 at 16:52 UTC ( #594554=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: (RFC) Arrays: A Tutorial/Reference
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Someone who needs this tutorial may also need help with concepts like scalar context and when it's implied.

Indeed. My intention was (and is) to link to a tutorial on context, at such time as one is available.

It's clear what's meant if the scalar context is made explicit like so:

$stuff = scalar @things;

Perhaps you missed where I wrote:

You can always force scalar context on an array by using the function named scalar:
print "# Elements: ", scalar(@array), "\n";

I should mention that the lack of comprehensive examples was intentional, and is why I included "Reference" in the title of the tutorial.

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