in reply to Re^2: shift doesnt shift
in thread shift doesnt shift
Sometimes it pays not to depend on the default targets.
I've banged my head on similar problems just because I didn't know or misunderstood what was being read.
So now I always use whatever is needed explicitly, e.g., shift(@ARGV). But that's just me because I basicly suck at programming ;). Not a pro by any means.
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