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Perl Language Reference Manual
by Larry Wall and others
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Not really a function. Returns the value of the last command in the sequence of commands indicated by BLOCK. When modified by the while or until loop modifier, executes the BLOCK once before testing the loop condition. (On other statements the loop modifiers test the conditional first.)

do BLOCK does not count as a loop, so the loop control statements next, last, or redo cannot be used to leave or restart the block. See 4 for alternative strategies.

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