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Re^2: Scalars, Lists, and Arrays

by agadabanka (Initiate)
on May 02, 2009 at 23:44 UTC ( #761551=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Scalars, Lists, and Arrays
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yet another observation: perl arrays and lists are different in the sense that enclosing a ( ) around a bunch of numbers will concatenate them when used under a comma operator, while when used under a [ ] they retain their identity. anything like: my @data = ( @xvalues, @yvalues ) concatenates xvalues and yvalues. if xvalues/yvalues is an array then they get concatenated. however if they are lists [ ], they retain their identity.

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