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Converting a CSV list to a list of hashrefs naming the fields

by merlyn (Sage)
on Jun 26, 2001 at 23:19 UTC ( #91712=snippet: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Description: OK, there's been this recent discussion on comp.lang.perl.misc, and it's gotten perverse enough to drag one of the postings over to the monestary.

A simple mechanism to turn a list of comma-separated-values into a list of hashrefs, each hashref naming the fields from the comma-separated-values. When we got to using the term "hashificator", I knew it needed a wider audience. Enjoy!

According to Anno Siegel <>:
> According to Randal L. Schwartz <>:
> [...]
> > More perversely perlish:
> >
> >     @game = map +{
> >       (qw/name score date/, split /,/)[0,3,1,4,2,5]
> >     }, @scores;
> >
> > Do Not Try This At Home. :)
> Ah... retro-hashification of the unwieldy.  I knew there had to
> be something like that.

...and it generalizes:

    my @keys = qw/name score date comment/;
    my @hashificator = map( ( $_, $_ + @keys), 0 .. @keys - 1);
    @game = map +{
        (@keys, split /,/)[ @hashificator]
    }, @scores;
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Re: Converting a CSV list to a list of hashrefs naming the fields
by MeowChow (Vicar) on Jun 27, 2001 at 00:06 UTC
    Why not simply:
    my @keys = qw/name score date comment/; my @game; @{$game[@game]}{@keys} = split /,/ for @scores;
                   s aamecha.s a..a\u$&owag.print
      Yes, that was one of the alternatives, but the idea of doing it as a stream for a possibly larger pipeline suggested the use of a map.

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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