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Re: Clear / Initialize multiple hashes

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Sep 19, 2013 at 18:05 UTC ( #1054891=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Clear / Initialize multiple hashes

I just want to check if this is a viable way to clear or initialize a set of hashes:

No. Your code does nothing.

This bit: %_ = () would assign nothing to the hash %_; which is probably empty anyway.

But that code is never invoked because this bit: for  my(%hash1,%hash2,%hash3); doesn't result in anything, so the for never iterates.

The overall effect of you code is exactly the same as just: my(%hash1,%hash2,%hash3);

And the only reason "it seems to work fine"; is because it is not necessary to clear or initialise variables when you declare them.

Any variable declared with my, is a new clean, empty variable. You don't need to do anything to it to make it so.

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