- last EXPR
The last command is like the
breakstatement in C (as used in loops); it immediately exits the loop in question. If the LABEL is omitted, the command refers to the innermost enclosing loop. The
last EXPRform, available starting in Perl 5.18.0, allows a label name to be computed at run time, and is otherwise identical to
last LABEL. The continue block, if any, is not executed:
Note that a block by itself is semantically identical to a loop that executes once. Thus last can be used to effect an early exit out of such a block.
Unlike most named operators, this has the same precedence as assignment. It is also exempt from the looks-like-a-function rule, so
last ("foo")."bar"will cause "bar" to be part of the argument to last.