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Re3: Perl Idioms Explained - keys %{{map{$_=>1}@list}}

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Aug 04, 2003 at 20:14 UTC ( #280781=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Perl Idioms Explained - keys %{{map{$_=>1}@list}}
in thread Perl Idioms Explained - keys %{{map{$_=>1}@list}}

Of course, if you're fiddling with objects which cannot be compared for equity by stringification, it is still broken.

Well, so is every uniquification based on the keys of a hash! The point still stands that grep is faster than the original idiom presented, by orders of magnitude, if still as memory-hungry.

We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

The idea is a little like C++ templates, except not quite so brain-meltingly complicated. -- TheDamian, Exegesis 6

Please remember that I'm crufty and crochety. All opinions are purely mine and all code is untested, unless otherwise specified.

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Re^4: Perl Idioms Explained - keys %{{map{$_=>1}@list}}
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Aug 04, 2003 at 20:19 UTC
    I didn't dispute that. :) I just pointed out some of the more subtle points to keep in mind here.

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