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Can anyone assist in explaining what the function 'commafy' is doing?
there are a few things in there i dont understand, i.e. the scalar and reverse pieces of code.
my usage of the function:

Code:
comm(sprintf("%.2f", $byviewprice{$view}))
a typical example of the value of '$byviewprice{$view}' is 501.

Code:
sub comm {

    my $text = shift;

    $text = reverse $text;
    $text =~ s/(\d\d\d)(?=\d)(?!\d*\.)/$1,/g;

    if ($text eq "") {
        $text = 0;
    }

    return scalar reverse $text;
}
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Hallo

scalar reverse reverses the order of the chars in your string i.e. if your string was 'string' it'd end up being 'gnirts'. In a list context it'd return the items in the list in reverse order. And with a hash it inverts the hash. cf:

http://perldoc.perl.org/functions/reverse.html

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great, cheers again.
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Perl's reverse() function is used to reverse the order of an array. It should be noted that the function returns a reversed array but does not actually reverse the array passed into the function.

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