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### Re^2: alternatives to if and series of elsif

by QM (Parson)
 on Jul 05, 2005 at 20:10 UTC ( #472587=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: alternatives to if and series of elsif
in thread alternatives to if and series of elsif

Why would you use a hash, and then do a linear search through the keys?

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Re^3: alternatives to if and series of elsif
by kutsu (Priest) on Jul 05, 2005 at 20:17 UTC

You wouldn't :), I just used davido's as an example and, this looking suspiciously like homework my brother just got, left the exercise of creating a predefined hash to the OP (which would look much like your post anyway). I don't think kiat was asking for an answer to homework now, but didn't have time over the weekend to update. (and now that your post covers it I'll just leave it at a link to that.

"Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

Homework?!

All of this reminds me of trying to do the table-creation/lookup in Pascal (on proprietary equipment, so the language was chosen for me). I had to create index arrays for each dimension, and I had to make it generic enough so when a breakpoint changed, I only had to update one number (and the breakpoints changed daily). It was all a big mess of brackets and parens.

In fact, it was so ugly (even after max beautification), I felt I had to write a 2 paragraph explanation for the single line table population statement. And then added a "Don't touch this unless you know what you're doing. In fact, just don't touch it, because you don't know, and you don't need to."

I wonder if that code is still there?

-QM
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