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Re: A Case with 5 Var's

by dorward (Curate)
on Jan 25, 2007 at 10:42 UTC ( #596445=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A Case with 5 Var's

Use a hash instead of five scalars. Then you can do:

my @found; foreach my $field_name (qw/name vorname plz tel tel49/) { push(@found, $field_name) if ($my_hash{$field_name}); }


That will give you an array of all the fields that are set. This may or may not be helpful - you didn't say what you planned to do with the results.

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Re^2: A Case with 5 Var's
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Jan 25, 2007 at 13:36 UTC

    Or more succinctly:

    my @found = grep exists $my_hash{ $_ }, qw( name vorname plz tel tel49 + );

    Update: Good point below. Omit the exists if that's the desired behavior. MENTAL NOTE: NO POSTING OR UPDATING NODES BEFORE CAFFEINE TAKES EFFECT.

      The original code doesn't consider an empty string to be "found", but exists will.

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