in reply to Re: Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g
in thread Perl Idioms Explained - my $count = () = /.../g

You misunderstood me. A list assignment in scalar context returns the number of elements.
my $count = (LIST1) = (LIST2);
The chunk in bold is the list assignment. That is put in scalar context by the my $count = ... part.

Please see Re: Longest repeated string... for further clarification.


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