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Re: Finding the index of a specific element in an array.

by i5513 (Pilgrim)
on Jan 24, 2012 at 23:28 UTC ( #949790=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Finding the index of a specific element in an array.

Using regex features, maybe a good homework task:

use strict; use warnings; my @a=(2,4,7,5,8); my ($position, $spaces); # Elements have not " " ("@a" concatenate with spaces) if ("@a" =~ /(?:^|\ ) # Element searched maybe the first or not \K # Count previous group matched within ${^PREMATCH} var (?{ $position=pos; $spaces= () = ${^PREMATCH} =~ m, ,g; }) # Next group will be that which are we searching, s +o # we take note about where is it and how many space +s # should we ignore ("@a" add spaces) (8) # Element searched (?:\ |$) # Element searched maybe the last or not /xpg) { print "Position:" ,$position - $spaces, "\n"; }

In your example you can use index function:

my $pos=index (join ("",@array),7);

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