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Re: Inserting Code Before an -n/-p Loop

by LanX (Sage)
on Dec 17, 2018 at 21:07 UTC ( #1227367=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Inserting Code Before an -n/-p Loop

I somehow remember seeing it in the perldocs, but not sure where.

What's happening is that the snippet is literally injected into a loop (see perlrun)

}{ is just closing the loops body and opening a block to pair with the old end.

Nota bene that using BEGIN and END blocks have similar effects but are probably easier to read.

Cheers Rolf
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from perlrun#*-n*

  • -n

    causes Perl to assume the following loop around your program, which makes it iterate over filename arguments somewhat like sed -n or awk:

    LINE: while (<>) { ... # your program goes here }


    BEGIN and END blocks may be used to capture control before or after the implicit program loop, just as in awk.

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