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Thanks, but what is that exactly? Google and supersearch weren't much help.
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Re^5: Elegant way to split into sequences of identical chars? (for)
by tye (Sage) on Nov 30, 2005 at 11:47 UTC

    for can be used to loop over a list of items (in which case it makes more sense to use foreach except that Perl programmers are usually too interested in being terse). It can be used to construct a C-style loop, for(init;whileTrue;gotoNext). It can also be used to create a temporary alias to some scalar that you want to do more than one operation on.

    for( $thingy{foo()}{bar()} ) { s/^\s+//; s/\s+(#.*)?$//; tr/A-Z/a-z/; }

    vs.

    $thingy{foo()}{bar()} =~ s/^\s+//; $thingy{foo()}{bar()} =~ s/\s+(#.*)?$//; $thingy{foo()}{bar()} =~ tr/A-Z/a-z/;

    - tye