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Re^2: Missing $ on loop variable

by superfrink (Curate)
on Dec 02, 2005 at 23:18 UTC ( [id://513750] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Missing $ on loop variable
in thread Missing $ on loop variable

There is a comment in the other thread Missing $ on loop variable? about how shell programmers might forget that in Perl the "$" is required.

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Re^3: Missing $ on loop variable
by robin (Chaplain) on Dec 02, 2005 at 23:38 UTC
    That's an interesting idea. Perhaps that's it after all.

    I might be mis-remembering: perhaps it was the @ on the array that was optional? I'm pretty sure it was one of them, but it's been a long time since I've had Perl 4 on my computer.Update It is neither. I must have been thinking of what japhy says.

      The @ and % are optional for a lot of functions: push, pop, shift, unshift, splice, keys, values, each.

      Jeff japhy Pinyan, P.L., P.M., P.O.D, X.S.: Perl, regex, and perl hacker
      How can we ever be the sold short or the cheated, we who for every service have long ago been overpaid? ~~ Meister Eckhart