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Template reserved words

by packetstormer (Monk)
on Jan 22, 2013 at 21:15 UTC ( #1014791=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
packetstormer has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi Monks
Hopfully this is an easy one but I can't figure it.
How would one go about displaying a hash in a Tempalte file when the hash key is a reserved word in Template?
e.g

[% FOR line IN xml %] [% line.size.value %] [% END %]

It seems both "size" and "value" are reserved words in Template. I did try "ANYCASE => 0" but it doesn't do what I need. Anyone?

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Re: Template reserved words
by LanX (Canon) on Jan 22, 2013 at 21:39 UTC
      I am using Template -> http://template-toolkit.org/
Re: Template reserved words
by kennethk (Abbot) on Jan 22, 2013 at 21:43 UTC
    You can get around the unfortunate choice of keys by using Variable Interpolation:
    [% FOR line IN xml %] [% size_key = 'size'; value_key = 'value'; line.$size_key.$value_key %] [% END %]

    This assumes you are using Template::Toolkit, of course.


    #11929 First ask yourself `How would I do this without a computer?' Then have the computer do it the same way.

Re: Template reserved words
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 22, 2013 at 23:42 UTC

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