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Re: Dereferencing a Hash of Arrays

by philipbailey (Deacon)
on Jun 14, 2011 at 07:19 UTC ( #909538=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Dereferencing a Hash of Arrays

Your problem is that the values in hashes can only be scalars in Perl. However references are scalars, so you can use references to arrays:

my %alphabet = ( a => \@atags, b => \@btags, ); say for values %alphabet;

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Re^2: Dereferencing a Hash of Arrays
by toro (Beadle) on Jun 14, 2011 at 07:27 UTC

    Hi Philipbailey, I tried that earlier but man perlref told me I could abbreviate that as my alphabet = \(.... Are they not the same?

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