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Re^3: How to add an exceptio for"for loop"

by ELISHEVA (Prior)
on Mar 21, 2011 at 05:05 UTC ( #894408=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: How to add an exceptio for"for loop"
in thread How to add an exceptio for"for loop"

I think you may be confusing the command line grep with Perl's grep command. my @selected = grep { $_ ne "." } @some_array selects elements based on whether the content of {....} returns true or false. As { $_ ne "."} is only true on an exact non-match with ".", it will exclude only ".".

".foobar", "", etc. will pass the test, i.e. { $_ ne "."} will be true, and therefore will be in @selected.

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Re^4: How to add an exceptio for"for loop"
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 21, 2011 at 05:25 UTC

    Do you spot anything wrong in the below line,for some reason the for loop is executed even for the element "." in @folders

    foreach my $folder (grep {$_ ne "."}@folders) { }

      Insofar as I understand what you're trying to do, it looks OK:

      >perl -wMstrict -le "my @folders = qw(foo .foo foo. . .. ...); ;; foreach my $folder (grep { $_ ne '.' } @folders) { printf qq{'$folder' }; } " 'foo' '.foo' '' 'foo.' '..' '...'

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