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Yaml !perl/range to perl range

by mpegjohn (Novice)
on Dec 01, 2012 at 20:34 UTC ( #1006640=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
mpegjohn has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have read in a yaml file where we specified a perl range like my_range: !perl/range 0..4 We use Yaml::XS to read in the yaml. and we get $my_range which is a reference to a perl/range which is a reference to a scalar with a value '0..4'. I have de-referenced this and tried to use this to setup an array: @array={$$value), but all I get is an array with one element of value '0..4'. How do I setup an array with this? Thanks.

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Re: Yaml !perl/range to perl range
by choroba (Bishop) on Dec 01, 2012 at 20:53 UTC
    Use split to get the margins:
    use strict; use warnings; use feature 'say'; my $s = "2..5"; my ($start, $end) = split /\.\./, $s; say for $start .. $end;
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      Yes, that looks good. Just thought I could have used the scalar and setup an array using that scalar. I like the split idea though.
Re: Yaml !perl/range to perl range
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 01, 2012 at 22:53 UTC

    As this is coming from a known format, you could safely do:  @array = eval $$value;

    $s = '1..4'; $r = \$s; @a = eval $$r; print @a;; 1 2 3 4

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