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bgants has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have a strange situation, and am quite baffled. I am using the following snippet of code,
for my $i (0..$#{@{$ChargesArray}}) { my @temp_array = @{$ChargesArray->[$i]}; my $buff_4 = "@temp_array"; # print "@temp_array\n"; }
When I print or assign the @temp_array in quotes to a dummy variable, things work, the array goes and gets processed. However if I don't print or assign it to a dummy variable everything seems to break ?? Can anyone explain why. It seems as though the print and or assignment in quotes flushes something ? I stumbled upon this as I was removing all my print/debug statements, it took me several hours to isolate four places where this occurred in the code.

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Re (tilly) 1: Flushing and array ?
by tilly (Archbishop) on Nov 18, 2000 at 03:20 UTC