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Re^3: perl array of hashes help

by trizen (Hermit)
on May 02, 2012 at 12:20 UTC ( #968435=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: perl array of hashes help
in thread perl array of hashes help

Hi Sridhar! Please take a look at the smart match operator. As you can see, 'item' ~~ \@array returns true if the 'item' exists inside the array passed as an array reference.

Your code doesn't work because $_->{bill} is a reference to an array, so what you are actually trying is something like this: 'ARRAY(0x886b7f8)' =~ /1117/; (i.e.: return true if the left side contains the substring from the right side).

Of course, if you're trying to match a substring inside an array, you can use: grep { qr/1117/ ~~ $_->{bill} } @array;

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Re^4: perl array of hashes help
by ragilla (Novice) on May 07, 2013 at 04:20 UTC
    Hi Trizen,

    I have one question regarding access of the perl hash key which is an array reference like below i have an hash

     my $all = {'text' => [                                      'HJ0039_x.pdf' , 'HJ0039' , 'HJ0039'                                      ]};

    To access the above elements i can use two ways like below

     print " $all->{text}[0] ;


     print "${$all->{text}}[0]

    can you please explain me clearly what is the difference between the above two methods , without de-referencing the array how we are able to access the array elements


      Hello Ragilla,

      The code $all->{text}[0] is equivalent with $all->{text}->[0]. This implies an implicit dereference. Similar with $array_ref->[0].

      In the second code, ${$all->{text}}[0] is similar with $array[0], because $all->{text} is an ARRAY REF, and @{ARRAY_REF} is similar with @array, which can lead to ${ARRAY_REF}[index].

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