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Re: extracting the key value pairs from a string

by philipbailey (Chaplain)
on Jun 27, 2008 at 08:31 UTC ( #694337=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to extracting the key value pairs from a string

Or this?
my $s = ' ABC: 123 xyz: 100 def: YYY aaa: ZZZ'; my %hash; for (split /[^:]\s+/, $s) { my ($key, $val) = split /:\s*/; next unless $key; $hash{$key} = $val; }

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Re^2: extracting the key value pairs from a string
by johngg (Abbot) on Jun 27, 2008 at 08:56 UTC
    split /[^:]\s+/, $s

    That's not going to do what you hoped as it will consume the last character of each value except the one at the end of the string. You can get around that by using a negative look-behind. I also use map to avoid the for loop and temporary variables.

    use strict; use warnings; use Data::Dumper; my $s = q{ ABC: 123 xyz: 100 def: YYY aaa: ZZZ}; my %extract = map { split m{\s*:\s*} } split m{(?<!:)\s+}, $s; print Data::Dumper->Dumpxs( [ \ %extract ], [ q{*extract} ] );

    This produces

    %extract = ( 'ABC' => '123', 'def' => 'YYY', 'aaa' => 'ZZZ', 'xyz' => '100' );

    I hope this is of interest.

    Cheers,

    JohnGG

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