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Re: Checking if hash value exists without implicitly defining it

by trizen (Hermit)
on Feb 14, 2013 at 20:18 UTC ( #1018780=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Checking if hash value exists without implicitly defining it

Here is a recursive check, without autovivification.
sub _exists { my ($hash, @keys, @exists) = @_; if (exists $hash->{$keys[0]}) { my $key = shift @keys; push @exists, 1, _exists($hash->{$key}, @keys); } return @exists; } sub exists_keys { return &_exists == $#_ ? 1 : (); } my %hash; #$hash{a}{b}{c} = undef; if (exists_keys(\%hash, qw(a b c))) { print "Exists.\n"; } else { print "Doesn't exists.\n"; }

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