a list assignment in scalar context returns the number of elements on the right-hand side of the list assignment
I don't agree with that. An array assignment does this. A list assignment returns the last element. To wit:
@A = (1,3,5); $scalar_array = @A; $scalar_list = (1,3,5); $scalar_weird = (1..5); print "SA: ", $scalar_array, $/; print "SL: ", $scalar_list, $/; print "SW: ", $scalar_weird, $/; =for shell metaperl@pool-71-109-151-76:~/tmp$ perl a.pl SA: 3 SL: 5 SW: =cut

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

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