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Re: Smartmatch alternatives

by Eily (Vicar)
on Dec 17, 2013 at 13:18 UTC ( #1067467=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Smartmatch alternatives


I often use the grep solution $contained = grep { $_ eq $searched } @array; or even grep /^\Q$searched$/,  @array

If you are going to search for several values in the same @array, a hash may be a good idea (and unless order is important, or the same value can appear more than once, you could just use a hash all the way):

my %hash = map { $_ => 1 } @array; for $search (@listOfScalars) { say '@array contains '.$_ if exists $hash{$_}; }

Or there's also the first_index function from List::AllUtils. Which is similar to the grep solution, except it stops at the first match.

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