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Using elements of a list in chunks - &List::MoreUtils::natatime

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 07, 2012 at 15:02 UTC ( #980487=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I was looking for a module that would give back an iterator and/or elements to work over a list in chunks. Wrote it once or twice in different places; forgot about it. Then needed it again few days ago. This time I put the work (closure based) in a local module. Nonetheless I tried to search CPAN.

Array::Iterator does not have seem to have the provision to specify chunk|step size; Parallel::Iterator seemed heavy and am not sure about &batch (even after reading pod). Searching CPAN some more, I finally found that &List::MoreUtils::natatime does what I am after.

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Re: Using elements of a list in chunks - &List::MoreUtils::natatime
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor) on Jul 08, 2012 at 06:44 UTC
Re: Using elements of a list in chunks - &List::MoreUtils::natatime
by tobyink (Abbot) on Jul 07, 2012 at 16:13 UTC
    Yes. Awful name, useful function.
    perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'

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