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### Re^2: @array elements multiplication with another array elements.

by grizzley (Chaplain)
 on Oct 31, 2012 at 07:39 UTC ( #1001620=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Wow, how can pairwise tell where the end of 1st array is? There was always the problem feature that regardless whether you write
```my @array1 = (3,4,6,5,8);
my @array2 = (2,2,4,5,1);
or
```my @array1 = (3,4,6,5,8,2,2,4);
my @array2 = (5,1);
using it with coma always results in flattened list:
```@array1,@array2
is equivalent to
```(3,4,6,5,8,2,2,4,5,1)
and yet pairwise deals with it:
```c:\>perl -le "use List::MoreUtils qw/pairwise/; @a=(1..5);@b=(11..15);
+ print for pairwise {\$a+\$b} @a, @b"
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c:\>perl -le "use List::MoreUtils qw/pairwise/; @a=(1..5, 11,12);@b=(1
+3..15); print for pairwise {\$a+\$b} @a, @b"
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Re^3: @array elements multiplication with another array elements.
by tobyink (Abbot) on Oct 31, 2012 at 07:51 UTC

It uses a prototype of &\@\@. That means the two arrays get implicitly turned into arrayrefs by the Perl parser. The body of the sub just sees a coderef and two arrayrefs - not a flattened list. See perlsub.

perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say\$_,for@_,do{(\$monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and\$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'
That's true! Wow, thanks, first example of prototypes being useful
```c:\>perl -le "sub f(\@\@) { print 'array ', ++\$cnt ,': ', join ' ', @\$
+_ for @_ } @a=(1..5, 11,12);@b=(13..15); f @a, @b"
array 1: 1 2 3 4 5 11 12
array 2: 13 14 15

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