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Re^2: Passing variables into a subroutine

by Freezer (Sexton)
on Sep 04, 2012 at 10:26 UTC ( #991588=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Passing variables into a subroutine
in thread Passing variables into a subroutine

Perl actually takes a reference to the array and passes that as the first argument to your sub. So don't you forget to de-reference it in your sub!

Is there a popper way to do the dereferencing, given the context?
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Re^3: Passing variables into a subroutine
by CountZero (Bishop) on Sep 04, 2012 at 16:24 UTC
    Sadly, there will be no automatic dereferencing done by Perl. But it is very easy to do: to get the original array, just add the @ sigil to the front of the scalar holding the reference.


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