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in reply to (Slice 'em and Dice 'em) RE: Arrays are not lists
in thread Arrays are not lists

D'oh. Thanks for pointing out my obvious typo. That is what I get for posting late at night without testing my code.

What I consider the most important point here is not that lists and arrays differ. Rather it is that there are a lot of ways in which scalar and array context can have unexpected behaviour, and there are a lot of hidden mines awaiting the person who does not think about which is which.

Being aware of the context and making a point of consistently exploring it will teach you a lot of nuances of code.

BTW I am no longer bitten by the difference between lists and arrays. There was a period when I realized that Perl really is list-oriented and I tried to make my code be list-oriented and I got bitten during the transitition...