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We have not learned about arrays yet but let me show what happens
when we put the result of the slurp() call into an array. all the
content of the file ends up in as the first and only element of the
If you want to read every line into a separate element of the array
you need to use the lines() function.
my $filename = $*PROGRAM_NAME;
# reads all the content of the file in the first element of the array!
my @content = slurp $filename;
# reads all the content of the file, every line an element in the array
my @rows = lines $filename.IO;
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