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Old 10-06-2009
perl - how can we name a variable base on value of another variable

Hey all,

perl - how can we name a variable base on the value of another variable?

for example in ksh/bash we do :

export c="100"
export x`echo $c`=2000
echo $x100

is it possible to do something similar for perl?

I already tried many ways but nothing is working.

I am trying to solve a issue in an perl script and the solution that i am trying to do should have different variables.

Can someone please help me on this?

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 10-06-2009
you can do it with a hash ref:
my $hashref = {};
$hashref->{var1} = 'val1';
my $var1 = $hashref->{var1};
$hashref->{$var1}= 'val2';
my $var2 = $hashref->{$var1};

print "KEYS:\n";
foreach my $key (keys %$hashref)
	print "key=".$key."\n";
print "\nVALUES:\n";
print "var1=".$var1."\n";
print "var2=".$var2."\n";

this results in


# 3  
Old 10-07-2009
perl -e 'my $x= 100;
> ${x.$x} = 2000;
> print "$x \n";
> print "$x100 \n";
> '

Note: This is not a standard method of doing. When requirement like these arises it is preferable to use hashes


Last edited by pludi; 10-07-2009 at 03:16 AM.. Reason: code tags, please
# 4  
Old 10-07-2009
Thank you guys!!
It is working Smilie
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