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Re: Can't figure out the realtive ordering.

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Sep 26, 2011 at 13:01 UTC ( #927853=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Can't figure out the realtive ordering.

The elements of a hash can be obtained in some-sorted order using the each() function, with certain limitations.   And, you will sometimes see while loops which iterate over sort keys(hashvar).

The elements of an array do not change position, unless elements are inserted or removed.   The ordering of a hash should be considered by you to be “unpredictable.”   (A hash is designed to champion rapid and consistent access-speed, and retrieval order is the price that you pay.)

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[erix]: ha, the tick and, as it happens, also the curator (now a professor of Paleont.)
[1nickt]: s/there/their/, ugh sorry.
[Your Mother]: Heh. The only one I ever had on me, I caught on my shin, headed north.
erix looks nervously I got away cleanly from my run , it seems :)
1nickt doesn;t remember there being ticks in the old country ...
erix too fast for ticks!
[erix]: 'the old country' is where?
[erix]: that means britain for americans, is that right?
[perldigious]: We need to get more high tech about pest defense to prevent tick and mosquito problems. :-)
[erix]: perldigious or develop thicker skin

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