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Old 09-16-2013
Originally Posted by Akshay Hegde
I just wanted to know,why I am getting fatal: attempt to use scalar parameter `b' as an array
Because you did not pass the array A1 into it, you passed the string "A1" into it. Variables do not work that way.
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Old 09-16-2013
Yeah..I agree its string..any alternate solution ???
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Old 09-16-2013
My general suggestion would be "don't do that"... Almost no language allows this, and it's still ugly in those which can. It's simple to organize your data in any linear structure so it's unnecessary, too.

The usual alternative for these is arrays, especially associative arrays or multidimensional arrays instead of variable variable names, not as well as. A[0,...] instead of A0[...] essentially.
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Old 09-16-2013
Thank you Corona688.
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