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Re: What type are you? Mr Hash, Sir Array, or Miss Scalar?

by haoess (Curate)
on May 12, 2004 at 14:26 UTC ( #352751=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What type are you? Mr Hash, Sir Array, or Miss Scalar?

I don't see any problem. A variable containing an array is named @array, a hash variable is named %hash, and a scalar variable is, you guess it, $scalar.

You should tell us what you want to do more exactly.

-- Frank

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Re: Re: What type are you? Mr Hash, Sir Array, or Miss Scalar?
by Doraemon (Beadle) on May 12, 2004 at 14:52 UTC
    Say that, to someone who don't know what Perl is :)
    Just kidding. What i meant,
    # type = what_type($ref);

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