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Re: Check for existence of elements in a Hashref

by LanX (Canon)
on May 03, 2013 at 23:36 UTC ( #1031974=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Check for existence of elements in a Hashref

> Is this the correct way to check for element existence?

the correct way is to use exists on each element.

But if you wanna check multiple keys in one run, why not using keys to get them?


you could try this to apply hash-slices:

DB<230> sub tst{ my $href=shift; my %needed; @needed{qw/name unit quantity/}=(); delete @needed{ keys %$href }; print "Elements missing; ", keys %needed if %needed; } DB<231> tst({name=>1,bla=>2,unit=>3,quantity=>4}) DB<232> tst({name=>1,bla=>2,unit=>3}) Elements missing; quantity DB<233> tst({bla=>2,unit=>3}) Elements missing; quantityname

but this is certainly easier understood and maintained:

DB<234> sub tst{ my $href=shift; my @missing = grep { ! exists $href->{$_} } qw/name unit +quantity/; print "Elements missing: @missing" if @missing; } DB<235> tst({name=>1,bla=>2,unit=>3,quantity=>4}) DB<236> tst({name=>1,bla=>2,unit=>3}) Elements missing: quantity

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

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Re^2: Check for existence of elements in a Hashref
by quicoju (Initiate) on May 05, 2013 at 05:14 UTC

    Great answer, thanks!

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