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Re: Why does this happen?

by bbfu (Curate)
on Apr 04, 2001 at 07:08 UTC ( #69536=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why does this happen?

You're trying to compare a scalar to an array slice (er... actually, it's not even an array slice). You have to supply just one index for the array, you can't supply several to get Perl to implicitly loop on them for you. You have to explicitly loop through the array elements, comparing each one to the input.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; print "What is your insult? "; chomp(my $input = <>); my @matching = qw/disk duck deck/; for (@matching) { if ($input eq $_) {die "bastard\n"}; }

(Updated first paragraph to be more verbose^Wclear.)

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