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Old 08-20-2008, 03:45 AM   #1
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Question printing array contents after "push" of elements gives a different output in PERL


i have a doubt in printing the contents of an array after doing
"push" on it.
The question goes as follows.

@arr=qw(1 2 3 4 5);
print @arr;
print "@arr";

The above yields 1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5 which is nothing but contents of the array.

@arr=qw(1 2 3 4 5);

print @arr;
print "@arr";

The above yields the array count with o/p as 6 6 .

Could somebody tell why is it so.
Also tell me how to get the contents of the array?

I tried opening a foreach loop for the array and tried printing element by element.
This again yielded the array count than its contents.
Ur explanation is highly appreciated.

~ gaynut
Old 08-20-2008, 04:04 AM   #2
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man perlfunc
push returns the number of elements in the array following the completed "push".


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