[Pdx-pm] accessing list elements

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Wed Sep 3 19:50:35 CDT 2003

>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Rasmussen <mikeraz at patch.com> writes:

Michael> huh?  rand returns a "random fractional number". And lists are
Michael> accessed through integers.  

Michael> Or not?

Michael> A simple test case shows that you can access list members with
Michael> fractional numbers.  This is handy, but puzzling behavior.
Michael> I couldn't find a reference to this in the docs.

We write about it in Learning Perl, for example.

Michael> Is there any explanation to this besides "Perl does what you expect"?

Oddly enoughy, I though there was a canonical description in "perldata"
or something, but I couldn't find one.

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