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Oh, sorry. Maybe I misunderstood. Does the code actually work, and you want to know why it works?

$oldrow is the previous row. The function that builds the iterator stores the first row before it creates the iterator function:

sub dbi_query_iterator { my ($sth, @params) = @_; $sth->execute(@params) or return; # get the first row of results NOW my $row = $sth->fetchrow_arrayref(); return Iterator { my $action = shift() || 'nextval'; if ($action eq 'exhausted?') { return ! defined $row; } elsif ($action eq 'nextval') { # save the current row of results my $oldrow = $row; # get the next row of results $row = $sth->fetchrow_arrayref; # return the previous row (before we advanced) return $oldrow->[0]; } } }

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In reply to Re^3: dbi_query_iterator and my misunderstanding the $row by japhy
in thread dbi_query_iterator and my misunderstanding the $row by jfroebe

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