FAQ 4.69 How can I make the Perl equivalent of a C structure/C++ class/hash or array of hashes or ar


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4.69: How can I make the Perl equivalent of a C structure/C++ class/hash or array of hashes or arrays?

Usually a hash ref, perhaps like this:

$record = {
NAME => "Jason",
EMPNO => 132,
TITLE => "deputy peon",
AGE => 23,
SALARY => 37_000,
PALS => [ "Norbert", "Rhys", "Phineas"],
};

References are documented in perlref and the upcoming perlreftut.
Examples of complex data structures are given in perldsc and perllol.
Examples of structures and object-oriented classes are in perltoot.



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