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Re^3: strange syntax

by aaron_baugher (Curate)
on Jun 17, 2015 at 02:07 UTC ( #1130738=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: strange syntax
in thread strange syntax

That's probably just a mistake. Calling split in scalar context will assign the number of items produced by the split to the scalar, so $kbin will contain the number of items the split returns, not the items themselves. That might make sense in some cases, but not here, since $kbin is being used as if it's an array later.

My first guess would be that this was written by a PHP programmer, since their arrays don't use a different sigil like Perl's do.

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