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This is my first post ;)

Perhaps this snippet of code is also convenient for a better understanding. I always like to print references in order to understand such things:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use feature qw/say/; my @array = (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128); foreach my $elem (@array) { say \$elem; # this *doesn't* print a unique number for all iterati +ons! $elem *= 2; } say join(', ', @array); say join(', ', map(\$_, @array)); # ..surprisingly familiar! @array = qw/x y z/; say join(', ', @array); say join(', ', map(\$_, @array)); # ..surprisingly familiar too! say \@array[0];
The output at my machine is:
SCALAR(0x8153220) SCALAR(0x8153360) SCALAR(0x8153100) SCALAR(0x817bcb8) SCALAR(0x817bcc8) SCALAR(0x818ea18) SCALAR(0x81886d0) SCALAR(0x8188fd0) 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 SCALAR(0x8153220), SCALAR(0x8153360), SCALAR(0x8153100), SCALAR(0x817b +cb8), SCALAR(0x817bcc8), SCALAR(0x818ea18), SCALAR(0x81886d0), SCALAR +(0x8188fd0) x, y, z SCALAR(0x8153220), SCALAR(0x8153360), SCALAR(0x8153100) SCALAR(0x8153220)
edit: this may also be of interest
my $i = 123; say $i . ' ' . \$i; foreach $i (1 .. 3) { say $i . ' ' . \$i; } say $i . ' ' . \$i;
123 SCALAR(0x817bd18) 1 SCALAR(0x8153220) 2 SCALAR(0x8153220) 3 SCALAR(0x8153220) 123 SCALAR(0x817bd18)
The reason why the scalars are the same inside the foreach in this particular occasion is because I'm now iterating over a list and not an array. I've always assumed that there is a difference, and that lists only exist in Perl source code and that they are solely used for initialization of other things such as arrays (and hashes). Is this correct?

In reply to Re: Lexical closures by chromis
in thread Lexical closures by spurperl

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