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Re: Default Hash Key

by wade (Pilgrim)
on May 02, 2008 at 00:32 UTC ( #684060=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Default Hash Key

You could always do something like:
my $foo = exists($description{$input}) ? $description{$input} : "default value";
Or the two-step approach:
my $foo = $description{$input}; $foo = "default value" if (!defined($foo));
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Wade

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Re^2: Default Hash Key
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 13, 2012 at 13:44 UTC

    Using the "//" operator, this folds into:

    my $foo = $description{$input} // "default value";

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