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Array naming conventions

Array naming conventions

Array naming conventions

Hello, I was wondering if it was possible to have an array named as a variable similar to this @$var and this @$var$vartoo ?

The reason I was asking is that I got 1 array that I would like to have an array pull the names of the previous array elements.

@colors = bright dull dark

@$colors$dark = blue black

@$colors$dark$blue = navy

I'm not sure about the best method to use in going about this, or even if it's feasible or not.

Thanks In advance :)

RE: Array naming conventions

have a look at perldoc perlreftut

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RE: Array naming conventions

That's easier to do a hash of hashes better than arrays:

# The outside set of brackets are parens
# All others are curly brackets
%colors = (
   'bright' => {
      'red' => 'tomato',
      'yellow' => 'golden',
   'dull' => {
      'gray' => 'darkgray',
      'green' => 'olive',
   'dark' => {
      'blue' => 'navy',
      'black' => 'black',

print $colors{'dark'}{'blue'}; # prints navy
print $colors{'bright'}{'red'}; # prints tomato

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