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Re: Context tutorial

by ig (Vicar)
on Jan 24, 2009 at 19:53 UTC ( [id://738707] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Context tutorial

You can tell which kind of context an operator has by checking the standard Perl documentation. Every operator that creates a list context has "LIST" in its syntactic description.

Where are these syntactic descriptions? I don't see them in perlop, where some of the descriptions are vague or silent on the issue of context in which operands are evaluated.

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Re^2: Context tutorial
by jdporter (Chancellor) on Jan 24, 2009 at 22:03 UTC

    They're in perlfunc.

    But I do think that that line in the tutorial should probably say

    Every operator that creates a list context for its operands ...
    just to be very clear.

    Between the mind which plans and the hands which build, there must be a mediator... and this mediator must be the heart.

      I've updated the tutorial. Thanks for your suggestion!