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## array length

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Hi,

I couldn't find this in the Perl documentation but it must me possible.

How can I get the length of an array?

$length =@array.length; # returns 00? What is the right syntax? regards, Raoul ### RE: array length (OP) sorry, miss typed array name. but apparantly a '0' is added to the actual number. When the length is 5 it returns 50. Is there a reason for this? raoul ### RE: array length Try this.... @array = ('1','2','3','4,'5');$length = $#array; print "$length\n";  # prints 4 which is the fifth element starting with zero.

'hope this helps....

keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

### RE: array length

simplly doing this is fine:

$length = @array; This should work just fine... ### RE: array length damann is correct. I was making it harder than it needed to be. Thanks, damann. keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo ### RE: array length (OP) Thanks guys, That is even easier than my first thoughts! And it gives the correct number immediately. ### RE: array length To be sure to get a REAL, you can also use SCALAR, eg:$length = scalar(@array);

In an if statement, you could write:

if ( scalar(@array) > 1 ) {
.......
}

Thierry

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