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  • ... looping through the index for all elements in an array using
    for my $i (0 .. $#array) {
    Again, the code is written under the assumption that the first array element has index 0.
    • Eeek, so our loops that require indexes should look like this? for my $i ($[ .. $#array) { ... } Wow, I have a lot of almost working code :)
      • Worse yet, you should almost never use that index. Try to do

        foreach my $elem (@array)
        if at all possible. The only time I use an index is when I have two parallel arrays. Using this other idiom completely eliminates the index: you just access the things you want to get to directly.
        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers