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Re: Pulling random elements from hash

by George_Sherston (Vicar)
on Jun 22, 2003 at 21:17 UTC ( #267989=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Pulling random elements from hash

Yet another way to do it:
print $hash{$_} for (sort {rand() <=> 0.5} keys %hash)

George Sherston

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Re: Re: Pulling random elements from hash
by ihb (Deacon) on Jun 22, 2003 at 23:21 UTC
    Perlfunc / sort: The comparison function is required to behave. If it returns inconsistent results (sometimes saying $x[1] is less than $x[2] and sometimes saying the opposite, for example) the results are not well-defined.

    I guess that means you don't really know what your code will give you. (Which kind of seems to be the point of it, but in another way. :))

Re^2: Pulling random elements from hash
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jun 30, 2003 at 20:42 UTC

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