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in reply to Re: Re: Apparent Inconsistencies in Perl Function Naming
in thread Apparent Inconsistencies in Perl Function Naming

That does let you get approximate lenths:

my $length_ish = 10 ** (length(@array) -1)

But then again, that's not the length, it's still just the number of elements in the array. This is nearly an Infrequently Asked Question but not quite.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Apparent Inconsistencies in Perl Function Naming
by kael (Monk) on Nov 27, 2000 at 05:44 UTC
    but all you have to do to get the number of elements is
    $length=@a
    Why do people need to complicate matters?