Arrays in Rev
alex at tweedly.net
Fri Dec 10 13:44:54 CST 2004
At 11:13 10/12/2004 -0800, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>Mark Brownell wrote:
>>This thing is not a real array within an array, it just acts like one.
>I hate to reinforce any perceptions of my curmudgeonliness, but for the
>benefit of newcomers here it may be useful to remind folks that while this
>indexed array is scripted, Rev's built-in associative arrays are just as
>"real" as associative arrays in any other language (and sometime more
>useful than strictly numerically indexed ones).
It's "real", but it is NOT *within* another array.
In Rev, you cannot do something equivalent to
put "abc" into a
put "def" into a
put "ghi" into b["z"]
put a into b["y"]
which you can (with different syntax) in Perl, Python, (I think) Ruby, ....
I'm not particularly claiming that it's good practice to do so :-) - but
you can do it.
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