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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Re^4: shift doesnt shift
by jplindstrom (Monsignor) on Nov 28, 2008 at 12:19 UTC
    Personally I'm not a big fan of implicit things like that.

    I never use $_ unless I "have to", like in a map, because not naming the variable is a lost opportunity to write clear, self documenting code.