[Melbourne-pm] passing arrays and hashes

Brendon Oliver brendon.oliver at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 20:21:37 PDT 2007

On Monday 06 August 2007 13:08:16 Tim Connors wrote:
> Being a readonly copy, can I simply adopt
> the slightly more verbose referencing to ${$trashmd5p}{key} everytime
> instead of $trashmd5{key}, and this wouldn't go and recreate a fresh hash
> from scratch?

Short answer is, I believe, yes.  But (to me), ${$trashmd5p}{key} would be 
more clearly written as:


you won't get a 2nd copy of the entire hash which is what you're doing when:

my %trashmd5=%$trashmd5p;

(caveat: not knowing what else you might be doing with the contents of 
$trashmd5p, there might be better / other solutions too).


- Brendon.

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