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(tye)Re2: Scalars, Lists, and Arrays

by tye (Sage)
on Apr 13, 2001 at 18:25 UTC ( #72344=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Scalars, Lists, and Arrays
in thread Scalars, Lists, and Arrays

I'll agree with your "A list never gets produced in a scalar context", but only for certain values of "never", "list", and/or "produced". :) That is an important concept that needs to be stressed (though I'd put less stress on the "never" part myself).

But, for the curious, see the last half of (tye)Re: Hash slices ? for a specific example of what I consider to be a list of SVs being (temporarilly) produced despite a scalar context. I'm not trying to contradict the above rule. I am trying to prevent it from being "over interpretted", but more than that, I think the example will help some people understand the concept better.

        - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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