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Peter Scott
July 29, 2008 03:01
split in scalar context [was: Alarums and Excursions]
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On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 19:59:24 -0600, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> or even better
>     #!/usr/bin/perl -n
>     next if /^=for\s+(index|later)/;
>     $chars += length;
>     $words += split;

Aha.  So I am not the only one with a use for split() in scalar context. 
So can we please eliminate the annoying warning

  Use of implicit split to @_ is deprecated 

that it generates (when you enable warnings, which Tom didn't)?  Why it
ever split to @_ I don't know and don't want to, but this has been
deprecated roughly forever and surely it is time to move to the
post-deprecation phase of removal.

Peter Scott

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