Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Keep It Simple, Stupid

Re: Conditional variable assignments

by dvergin (Monsignor)
on May 26, 2003 at 05:15 UTC ( #260774=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Conditional variable assignments

This is a different approach which may or may not suit your needs:

my %types = ( 0 => 'male', 1 => 'female', 2 => 'robot' ); $this_user = $types{$some_value};
Or, if you are going to use the categories only one time, you can code them as an on-the-fly anonymous hash...
$this_user = { 0 => 'male', 1 => 'female', 2 => 'robot' }->{$some_value};
HTH, David

"Perl is a mess and that's good because the
problem space is also a mess.
" - Larry Wall

Comment on Re: Conditional variable assignments
Select or Download Code

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://260774]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (5)
As of 2015-11-25 05:55 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?

    Results (671 votes), past polls