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Re: Re^2: Function Prototype Context Conversion

by japhy (Canon)
on Jun 12, 2002 at 20:48 UTC ( #174001=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Function Prototype Context Conversion
in thread Function Prototype Context Conversion

tadman: You've asked for a scalar, but you're getting a list.

Ah, not so! You've ask for a scalar, but you're getting an array! If you had done:

sub foo ($) { ... } @a = (1,10,100); foo(@a); # no error, '3' is passed to foo() foo(1,10,100); # error, too many args
you'd have seen. Arrays and lists are not the same thing.

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