[Pdx-pm] accessing list elements

Colin Kuskie ckuskie at dalsemi.com
Wed Sep 3 18:00:21 CDT 2003

On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 03:45:47PM -0700, Michael Rasmussen wrote:
> When reading through some code I came across this:
> my $pic = $files[rand @files];
> huh?  rand returns a "random fractional number". And lists are
> accessed through integers.  
> Or not?
> A simple test case shows that you can access list members with
> fractional numbers.  This is handy, but puzzling behavior.
> I couldn't find a reference to this in the docs.

Does it round or truncate?


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