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Re: Variable scoping, foreach loop, alias

by thelenm (Vicar)
on Jan 23, 2004 at 21:11 UTC ( #323696=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Variable scoping, foreach loop, alias

In your loop, $bla is being aliased to each element of the array in turn. So, when you modify $bla, you are really modifying the array element that $bla is referring to.

The same thing happens with $_ if you don't specify a variable. For example, try this as well:

my @arry = (1, 2, 3, 4); ++$_ for @arry; print "$_\n" for @arry;

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Re: (2) Variable scoping, foreach loop, alias
by Paulster2 (Priest) on Jan 23, 2004 at 21:18 UTC

    I didn't realize that it only became an alias. This explains a lot to me. I appreciate your two replies!! Thanx a lot zaxo and thelenm for the insight!


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