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A very very simple answer to your question. Please don't laugh.

If you have 5 sons, would you like to refer each one of them with name or with indices ?

You must have understood that internally hashes are just like arrays- somehow named arrays - whose values are referenced using keys. Arrays are better when a similar type of operation is performed on entire list. Hashes are better when you would like to use individual members of a group, which are always better to refer via a name which you can easily remember during coding and not via an index.

Just my 2 cents on that.


In reply to Re: why use a hash instead of an array by gurpreetsingh13
in thread why use a hash instead of an array by DarrenSol

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