Lists in Perl

What is an List?


The List is simply an ordered set of scalar data. A list name is represented with the '@' symbol. A List name cannot start with a number, but it can have the same conventional naming system.

The only difference between an Array and a List is that array refers to variable name that holds the lists, whereas List is the real data contained in it.

Example :

#! C:programfilesperlbinperl
print "content-type: text/htmlnn";
@numbers =(1,2,3);
print "<br>";
print @numbers;
Result :


In the above example the scalar data in the list "number" is printed in the same order as it is stored.

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