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Re: Apply function "keys" directly to function returning hash

by benn (Vicar)
on Aug 25, 2003 at 16:48 UTC ( #286405=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Apply function "keys" directly to function returning hash

The problem is that you're *not* returning a hash - you're returning a list, which my %hash = func() turns into a hash for you.

One way round this would be to return a hashref instead - something like this...

sub func { return {'a' => 'ah', 'b' => 'be'} }; print keys %{func()}; # a b
Hope this helps,
Ben.

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