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Re: More efficient return of values from sub

by fglock (Vicar)
on Mar 26, 2005 at 03:12 UTC ( #442448=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to More efficient return of values from sub

sub routine_A { my ($name) = getinfo('name'); print $name; } sub routine_B { my ($address) = getinfo('address'); print $address; } sub getinfo { my %data; $data{name} = "Sam"; $data{address} = "123 Main St"; return @data{ @_ }; } routine_A; routine_B; print getinfo( 'name', 'address' );

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Re^2: More efficient return of values from sub
by bradcathey (Prior) on Mar 26, 2005 at 14:08 UTC

    Perfect fglock! I actually wondered about hashes for a fleeting second after posting, but this has helped me see the logic and application of this approach. It keeps it 1) simple, 2) no outside modules, and 3) no global variables (one of my early 'solutions').

    "The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." George Eliot

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