Bobby Kleemann rkleeman at
Mon Aug 14 19:12:24 CDT 2000

On Mon, 14 Aug 2000, Vasquez, Mike wrote:

> ~sdpm~
> I'm learning perl, a little at a time, and I have come across this:
> my $idfile = shift
> What does shift represent in this context.

This is equivalent to 

my $idfile = shift @ARGV;

in the normal program context, or inside a sub it is equivalent to:

my $idfile = shift @_;

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 Bobby Kleemann <rkleeman at>


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