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Re^3: Modern Perl: The Book: The Draft

by hexcoder (Friar)
on Jul 05, 2010 at 20:02 UTC ( #848115=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Modern Perl: The Book: The Draft
in thread Modern Perl: The Book: The Draft

Thanks, that is interesting to hear! If the original phrases are comprehensible, I need to work a bit on my skills...

BTW: i just noticed the book is really a moving target, as i cannot find the original text anymore.

Anyway, the vanished text under chapter 1, section 'The Default Scalar Variable' described the predeclared variables $a and $b, and reasoned that $_ could not be used in sort() because sort() 'must process the elements of its list two at a time'. This is correct of course (the elements are just not necessarily neighbors), but the wording suggested to me: sort() iterates on adjacent elements pairs of its list.


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Re^4: Modern Perl: The Book: The Draft
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 06, 2010 at 11:14 UTC
    Oh, that does sound like it was confusing. Misunderstandings like this is why more documents need version control!

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