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in reply to Re^2: Syntax for casting map to a hash or an array
in thread Syntax for casting map to a hash or an array

\@{ [map { $_ => 'fish' } qw(one two red blue)] }

Well, that works but it's a bit wasteful: first you're creating a arrayref with [], then you're dereferencing it with @{}, and then taking a reference to that again with \. It's easier to just use one set of []'s like 1nickt showed (although you may not have seen that yet since it was part of a large ninja edit).

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Re^4: Syntax for casting map to a hash or an array
by cbeckley (Curate) on Apr 05, 2017 at 16:37 UTC

    I got there! In the end. Somewhat circuitously ...

    I knew this

    %{ {map { $_ => 'fish' } qw(one two red blue)} }
    returned a hash ...

    And I knew Dumper needed a reference ...

    And I suspected that if I could successfully pass Dumper a reference to an array I might finally understand what was going on with

    %{ { ... } }
    that bit.

    Thank you very much.

    Thanks,
    cbeckley