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SPOILER AHOY!

by MrScrooge (Novice)
on Apr 15, 2001 at 23:36 UTC ( #72690=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: NEWBIE Brain Teaser #2, by nysus
in thread NEWBIE Brain Teaser #2, by nysus

You are correct that @_ will be passed to a subroutine if you call it without using the parenthesis. This is true of both 5.6 and 5.005 at least.

However the result of the attempted assignment of a list to $_ differ depending on Perl version, and this DOES affect the output you will see.


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Re: SPOILER AHOY!
by merlyn (Sage) on Apr 16, 2001 at 17:47 UTC
    However the result of the attempted assignment of a list to $_ differ depending on Perl version, and this DOES affect the output you will see.
    Perl never attempts to assign a list to $_. Ever.

    Understanding is demonstrated when correct phrasing is used. {grin}

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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