in reply to How can I define arrays using foreach loop

In @bigarray = (@array_1, @array_2, @array_3, @array_4,@array_5, @array_6) ; you don't get an array of arrays, but a plain array with (a copy of) the elements of @array_#s. You should change it to:

@bigarray = (\@array_1, \@array_2, \@array_3, \@array_4, \@array_5, \@array_6) ;

That is, @bigarray contains references to the @array_#s.

You are using a foreach syntax for a for cycle. If you want to stick on for, change your foreach in for, and then:

push @{$bigarray[$thearray[$i]]}, [$line, $column[$thearray[$i]];

Since you are dereferencing $bigarray[$thearray[$i]], you are really pushing into @array_$i

If you want to use foreach you could just change your loop to

foreach my $i (@thearray) { push @{$bigarray[$i]}, [$line, $column[$i]]; }

Whatever you prefer, it's a matter of style :-)


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# The End, by The Beatles
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