[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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