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Re^3: How to return a list using recursion?

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 07, 2012 at 15:04 UTC ( #986016=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: How to return a list using recursion?
in thread How to return a list using recursion?

With older versions of Perl, it can be rewritten as a proper iterator :-)

use strict; use warnings; my @list = ('a' .. 'z'); my $size = 5; my $chunker = _array_chunk_it($size, @list); while (my @chunk = $chunker->()) { print "Array chunk of $size =\n", join("\n", @chunk), "\n\n"; } sub _array_chunk_it { my ($count, @array) = @_; return sub { my @chunk; for (1 .. $count) { push(@chunk, shift @array) if @array; } return @chunk; } }

(Using a closure we can actually call _array_chunk_it multiple times, in an overlapping manner. Have multiple iterators running simultaneously. Plus it looks quite a bit nicer.)

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