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(tye)Re3: Scalars, Lists, and Arrays

by tye (Cardinal)
on Apr 13, 2001 at 20:39 UTC ( #72386=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: (tye)Re: Scalars, Lists, and Arrays
in thread Scalars, Lists, and Arrays

One of the other threads I mentioned (tr doesn't *really* use a list), as you can tell from the title, shows how "list" is used in the Perl documentation to talk about at least one more thing than the two that you list. This appears to have caused at least a little confusion.

I'd list all of the ways that "list" is used within the Perl documentation, but the thought of compiling such a list makes me listless. ;)

I think that being able to talk about a "list" within a given documentation context is helpful in making the documentation easy to read. So no, I don't think changing "list" to "list literal" or "list value" everywhere would be an improvement.

There are some places in the documentation that could be made more clear by being explicit about what is meant by "list" in that section.

But I think the important thing is to get people to realize that they have to figure out what is meant by "list" in each context. And that is what I am trying to do.

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


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