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Re^6: Hard syntax error or disambiguable parsing?

by pobocks (Chaplain)
on Jan 29, 2009 at 05:53 UTC ( #739777=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Hard syntax error or disambiguable parsing?
in thread Hard syntax error or disambiguable parsing?

Ahhhh... and he was enlightened. Basically, $i here is operated on as if it was:

my $i; foreach local $i (0 .. 5){ ... }

Do you have any ideas/pointers to the rationale for "no array members?" I understand that it is so, but fail to understand why it is so, when (for instance) one can local-ize individual array members.

for(split(" ","tsuJ rehtonA lreP rekcaH")){print reverse . " "}print "\b.\n";

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Re^7: Hard syntax error or disambiguable parsing?
by GrandFather (Saint) on Jan 29, 2009 at 06:05 UTC

    Nope, not that either. A Perl for loop variable is magical - there is no simple "equivalent" syntax that conveys what is going on under the hood. See my reply to your earlier node for (I hope) some real enlightenment.

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