[Chicago-talk] get array element from a function return
jim at jimandkoka.com
Fri Dec 3 12:09:39 PST 2010
To start with, you can just quote your list to get rid of your
perl -le 'print [qw(Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat)]->[[localtime(time)]->]'
And then drop the unnecessary refs and derefs:
perl -le 'print qw(Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat)[(localtime)]'
You could also use the fact that localtime in a scalar context returns
the ctime value, which'll have the day as the first 3 characters.
perl -le 'print substr(scalar(localtime),0,3)'
But there may be some portability issues across different locales or
On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 1:59 PM, tiger peng <tigerpeng2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> To get the weekday name of current day in Perl, I am using some thing like
> below. I do not like so many punctuation marks. Can it be simpler?
> perl -le 'print [("Sun", "Mon", "Tue", "Wed", "Thu", "Fri",
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