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Re: •SPOILERS Re: (OT) Interview questions -- your response?

by ichimunki (Priest)
on Sep 03, 2002 at 19:16 UTC ( #194867=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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So how about solving the array union question without hashes? I'd sort the arrays and use something like:

while( @sort_a and @sort_b ){ if( $sort_a[0] < $sort_b[0]){ shift(@sort_a); } elsif( $sort_a[0] > $sort_b[0]{ shift(@sort_b); } else{ push @new_array, $sort_a[0]; shift(@sort_a); shift(@sort_b); } }
This will handle duplicate entries in the arrays differently than the hash solution.

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