dealing w/ multidimensional arrays
alex at mindlube.com
Mon Oct 14 07:51:00 EDT 2002
On Sunday, October 13, 2002, at 10:04 PM, David Vaughan wrote:
> On Monday, Oct 14, 2002, at 13:29 Australia/Sydney, Alex Rice wrote:
>> "... having to scan all the keys and weed out the parts..."
> there is "filter", or were you not really saying what it says?
Filter will work for this particular problem, but I want to point out
it could be potentially dangerous and isn't really correct. Supposing
you have several keys in a multidimensional array
myArr[key1,key2,key3,key4,key5] -- 5 dimensions in this array
put myArr into tArr
filter tArr with "something" -- filter by a string we know occurs in
But what if the string "something" occurs in key2,key3,key4 or key5?
Not really what I want. If filter accepted a regex and I could say
filter tArr with "^something" -- anchor to beginning of key
that would make me feel better.
I suppose I'll write a function to trim down an array by regex
searching on one of it's keys and returning the result.
Alex Rice, Software Developer
Architectural Research Consultants, Inc.
alrice at swcp.com
alex_rice at arc.to
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