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Re: Conditional variable assignments

by dvergin (Monsignor)
on May 26, 2003 at 05:15 UTC ( #260774=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Conditional variable assignments

This is a different approach which may or may not suit your needs:

my %types = ( 0 => 'male', 1 => 'female', 2 => 'robot' ); $this_user = $types{$some_value};
Or, if you are going to use the categories only one time, you can code them as an on-the-fly anonymous hash...
$this_user = { 0 => 'male', 1 => 'female', 2 => 'robot' }->{$some_value};
HTH, David

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problem space is also a mess.
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