[Edinburgh-pm] variable scope

asmith9983 at gmail.com asmith9983 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 11:39:50 PDT 2008

I've been trying to hone up today on variable scoping after using
chomp(my @lst=<>); return @lst;    I know slurping big style is not good 
but the file I'm slurping has less than 30 lines.  I found a www page 
that foreach my $i (@list?) { confined $i to the scope of the loop. However I 
wanted to verify this in the perldoc pages but couldn't locate the definitive 
words on how this worked. I'm not satisfied with just using code because it 
does what I want. I want to understand why, so it doesn't bite me when I use 
it slightly differently. I guess this is why I have a love/hate relationship 
with Perl. Most of the time it works just fine but sometimes because of my 
lack of knowledge its silently temperamental.

I like the perldoc docs but often find it  difficult to locate the paragraphs 
I really need.


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