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Re: How to implement Linked List

by jonadab (Parson)
on Dec 18, 2006 at 15:18 UTC ( #590449=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to implement Linked List

Most of the things linked lists are used for, you can just use a Perl array. If you ever really do need a linked list, you can create one just as easily as in any other language. (If you're familiar with the usual C implementation, just use anonymous hashes instead of structs and Bob is your uncle. Or if you prefer you could use anonymous arrays instead of structs.) But I suspect you could spend thirty years programming in Perl and never *need* a linked list, because Perl's built-in data structures are so much better than the ones in the kind of low-level language (like C) where things like linked lists are a big deal.

It's kinda like asking, "How do I implement an insertion sort in Perl?" or, to use a non-Perl example, "How do I tack in a speedboat?" Everyone's going to look at you funny and ask, "Why?"

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