in reply to Re^3: Suggestion on rewriting small code
in thread Suggestion on rewriting small code

... when I mean a "count" of elements.

Yeah, I guess the multiplier really is "one less than the number of array elements". Thank you for satisfying my curiosity.

... the default value of "$[".

In Perl 5, changes | assignment to  $[ have | has been increasingly constrained over the years and in the most recent versions are | is completely disabled, but I still can't help thinking when I write something like  0 .. $#ra to list all possible indices of an array that I should perhaps really be writing  $[ .. $#ra instead.

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