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Discussion on: Better Perl with subroutine signatures and type validation

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Mark Gardner Author • Edited

Yah, in general, I would avoid prototypes. Per Damian Conway's Perl Best Practices, they're a bit difficult in that they will turn arrays that you think will be treated like individual list items into being evaluated in scalar context, thus only passing the number of elements in the array. They're a bit too magical.

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