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> return shouldn't be the correct mechanism to tell grep true/false.

One quirk in Perl is that blocks of grep and map are (unfortunately) not anonymous subs.

Such that return tries to exit any surrounding sub and not the block!

Though you are able to either pass a real sub:

> perl my @x=1..10; my @re=qw/ 3 7 1 /; sub check { for my $re (@re) { return 1 if $_ =~ /$re/ } return 0; } print grep &check, @x; __END__ 13710

update

see also any in List::MoreUtils if you dont wanna reinvent the wheel! =)

Cheers Rolf

(addicted to the Perl Programming Language)


In reply to Re: grep with looped tests by LanX
in thread grep with looped tests by Wiggins

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