How to use foreach loops in Perl

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A foreach loop can be used to loop through a loop through an array. For example, let's say there is an array of fruit.

my @fruits = ("apple", "banana", "orange", "grapes");


Instead of placing quotes around each items in the array, the qw (quote words) function can be used to place double quotes around each item in the array. This also has the added benefit of not having to separate the data with commas.

my @fruits = qw(apple banana orange grapes);


In this example, a foreach loop prints each piece of fruit in the array.


my @fruits = qw(apple banana orange grapes);

foreach $fruit (@fruits) {
    print $fruit;


Running the script will produce the following output.

apple banana orange grapes


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