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Re^3: correct angle on tackling a problem

by roboticus (Chancellor)
on Aug 24, 2012 at 22:43 UTC ( #989651=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: correct angle on tackling a problem
in thread correct angle on tackling a problem


He means logic like:

my %seen; for my $key (0 1 2 1 2 3 2 3 4 3 4 5) { print $key unless $seen{$key}++; }

This (untested) script should just print the values 0 through 5 in order. The $key value is just the data you use to tell whether it's identical or not. When you first check the %seen hash for the value 0, there won't be an entry for zero, so the print will execute. The line also increments the value in the %seen hash to 1, so the next time you see 0 it *won't* print.

You just need the %seen hash, the data you use for the $key, and an action you want to control.


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