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Re^2: Variable as name of array

by Hopfi (Novice)
on Nov 01, 2012 at 20:55 UTC ( #1001870=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Variable as name of array
in thread Variable as name of array

Ah ok thanks! So Id do something like:

my @names = qw(A B C D); my %order = (); for(my $i=0; $i<4; $i++) { $order{$names[$i]} = $names[$i]; } while ((my $key, my $value) = each(%order)){ print $key.", ".$value."\n"; }
Right?


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Re^3: Variable as name of array
by johngg (Abbot) on Nov 01, 2012 at 22:50 UTC

    Yes, you could do that but a Perl-style loop (see Foreach Loops) might be more idiomatic than a C-style one (For Loops). In fact, for and foreach are synonymous and can both be used interchangeably for either style of loop.

    $ perl -Mstrict -Mwarnings -MData::Dumper -E ' > my @names = qw{ A B C D }; > my %order; > foreach my $name ( @names ) > { > $order{ $name } = $name; > } > print Data::Dumper->Dumpxs( [ \ %order ], [ qw{ *order } ] );' %order = ( 'A' => 'A', 'D' => 'D', 'C' => 'C', 'B' => 'B' ); $

    Another way to construct the hash would be to use a map instead of the foreach.

    $ perl -Mstrict -Mwarnings -MData::Dumper -E ' > my @names = qw{ A B C D }; > my %order = map { $_ => $_ } @names; > print Data::Dumper->Dumpxs( [ \ %order ], [ qw{ *order } ] );' %order = ( 'A' => 'A', 'D' => 'D', 'C' => 'C', 'B' => 'B' ); $

    I hope this is helpful.

    Cheers,

    JohnGG

      Or even, horrors, a slice:
      use Data::Dumper; my @names = qw/ A B C D /; my %order; @order{ @names } = @names; print Dumper \%order; __END__ Prints: $VAR1 = { 'A' => 'A', 'D' => 'D', 'C' => 'C', 'B' => 'B' };
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