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Re: Mystery (to me) Data Structure

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Mar 31, 2008 at 10:53 UTC ( #677500=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Mystery (to me) Data Structure

but I am ashamed to admit I am not even sure what it is called

In this case it's a hash of hashes, or just "nested hashes".

But when data structures grow more complicated it doesn't make sense to invent ever more complicated names for them. Usually a Data::Dumper output of an example data structure explains its structure.

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Re^2: Mystery (to me) Data Structure
by Dru (Hermit) on Mar 31, 2008 at 14:24 UTC
    In this case it's a hash of hashes, or just "nested hashes".

    Thanks, a HoH is what I thought it was, but it didn't quite resemble the the HoH definition in perldsc so it threw me for a loop, but now I realize they are initializing the hash while I am adding elements to it.


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