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That's a good piece of rather in-depth discussion ;). And this is the first time that I understood the subtle workings of the range operator. It's really a 'flip-flop' kind of an operator. Here's the way I'd use it:
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#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w use strict; # TEST for '..' (and '...') operators # # Description of the range operator is found # at the END of this file. # print "TEST 1: Skipping perldoc comments.\n----------------\n"; while (<DATA>) { next if (/^=head/ .. /^=cut/); print $_; } __DATA__ # pretend this is a config file var = 0; var1 = 0; =head this should be skipped by the /^=head/ .. /^=cut/ range operator. some paragraph here some paragraph here =cut var2 = 0;
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Your example with data is also very neat one. I guess one could use the range operator with special objects that serve as data iterators (say, list iterators etc.)

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In reply to Re: Loops, the scalar range operator, and objects by vladb
in thread Loops, the scalar range operator, and objects by mstone

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