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Yet another way, using the 3-argument form of split, which guarantees that the input string is split into two parts and no more or less. The second part would be a string of length 0, instead of an undefined value.

%{$self->{info}} = map {@$_} grep {$_->[1]} map {chomp; [split '=', $_ +, 2];} <$fh>;

I prefer this form of split in handling key=value type strings, since it handles the cases where a value could have an embedded '=' (PASSWORD=blah=argh!), whereas the shorter one-(or, two-)argument forms would return truncated values.

Yet another alternative, using only one map:

%{$self->{info}} = map {chomp; my ($k, $v) = split '=', $_, 2; $v ? ($ +k => $v) : (); } <$fh>;

If we want to supply default values:

# assuming default values are in %defaults %{$self->{info}} = map {chomp; my ($k, $v) = split '=', $_, 2; $k => $ +v || $defaults{$k}; } <$fh>;

In reply to Re^3: map a hash with a default value or exclude by PrakashK
in thread map a hash with a default value or exclude by kayahk

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