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Re: Re: Adjacency List Processing in XML::Twig

by chipmunk (Parson)
on Aug 18, 2001 at 17:50 UTC ( #105912=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Adjacency List Processing in XML::Twig
in thread Adjacency List Processing in XML::Twig

Changing the nested grep to a grep map would change the semantics of the code.
grep { grep { $_->text eq $search_text } $_->children } @data;
This nested grep returns a list of elements for which any child contains the search text.
grep { $_->text eq $search_text } map { $_->children } @data;
This grep map a list of individual children that contain the search text.


With a search for 'menlo park', the nested grep returns two elements; one has the children '<city>menlo park</city>' and '<city>palo alto</city>', and the other has the children '<city>atherton</city>' and '<city>menlo park</city>'.

The grep map, on the other hand, would just return '<city>menlo park</city>' and '<city>menlo park</city>'.

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Re: Re: Re: Adjacency List Processing in XML::Twig
by japhy (Canon) on Aug 18, 2001 at 17:55 UTC
    Oh, right. Sorry, princepawn, I misconstrued the purpose of that part of the code. That was silly of me.

    Jeff[japhy]Pinyan: Perl, regex, and perl hacker.
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