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RE: (jcwren) RE: varying length multi-dimensional hashes

by merlyn (Sage)
on Oct 04, 2000 at 23:25 UTC ( #35316=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (jcwren) RE: varying length multi-dimensional hashes
in thread varying length multi-dimensional hashes

I voted this one down because
  • it's an unnecessary use of runtime-string-compilation eval
  • it breaks on general data, so it's not a good general pattern, and you didn't add that disclaimer to your text. Hint: what if your data contained single quotes?
Others have posted faster and more general solutions, so I won't include one of mine here. But avoid this eval solution, please.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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