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Old 01-06-2010, 01:40 AM   #1
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Custom delimiter for hash in perl?


Can I have a custom delimiter for hash in perl?
 
Old 01-06-2010, 07:45 AM   #2
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Do you mean the '%' sigil? If so, I don't believe that this is possible. If you mean something else, you'll have to explain a little better.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 11:19 PM   #3
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Do you mean the '%' sigil? If so, I don't believe that this is possible. If you mean something else, you'll have to explain a little better.
I think that "%" is not the delimiter for a hash.
I mean the "=>" symbol. Actually when we are defining a hash we use this symbol. I want to customize that symbol. My question is can we change that delimiter?
 
Old 02-01-2010, 11:33 PM   #4
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I want some more posts on this thread......
 
Old 02-02-2010, 01:50 AM   #5
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That '=>' is known as a 'fat comma' and you can't change it AFAIK, unless you want to explicitly use quotes (') around the hash keys.
See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_comma
http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?fat_comma
http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=471590

Perl best practice is to
Code:
use strict;
use warnings;  #  or the -w switch
and use the '=>' when declaring hash contents.
 
  


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