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Re: Re: RE: Re: Array to Hash

by Tomte (Priest)
on May 13, 2003 at 12:42 UTC ( #257709=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: RE: Re: Array to Hash
in thread Array to Hash

Just in case others Super Search for an answer to this question and follow merlyns node mentioned first in the result-set, here is the relevant excerpt of the perlfaq6

Found in /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/pod/perlfaq6.pod
What's wrong with using grep or map in a void context?

The problem is that both grep and map build a return list, regardless of the context. This means you're making Perl go to the trouble of building a list that you then just throw away. If the list is large, you waste both time and space. If your intent is to iterate over the list then use a for loop for this purpose.

regards,
tomte


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