help coding a hash table

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by JRough, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. JRough

    JRough Guest

    How do I create a javascript associative array or a JSON object of
    hours, minutes, and seconds because with code?
    I think my JSON object is right but how do I create the object with 60
    minutes for each hour and then 60 seconds for each minute?
    Or how do I fill the array so that it is assocative?
    data["hours"] =
    data["minutes"] =
    "00","01","02","03","04","05","06","07","08","09","10".... "60"]
    data["seconds"] =

    var oTime = [12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00,
    20:00, 21:00, 22:00, 23:00, 24:00 ]
    { data:[{ 'hours': '12:00', 'minutes':
    '00','01','02','03','04','05','06','07','08' }, ]

    Many thanks,
    JRough, Feb 7, 2012
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  2. JRough

    Erwin Moller Guest

    If you must write a program that puts all integers between 0 and on the screen, you don't write a program like this:

    Or do you?

    That is why the job is called programming. You write a loop.
    I cannot think of any valid reason to construct an object that holds
    every hour, minute and second you can think of.
    You simply store the hour, minute and second in a variable (or in 3
    variables if you prefer).
    There is no need to preconstruct something that holds every possible
    value for a second (0 to 59).

    So my advice: Rethink your problem.

    About associative: If you create an empty object, just can add
    "properties" with values to it to your heart's liking. That way you have
    your associative array behaviour.

    var myTime = new Object();
    myTime.firstName = "J.";
    myTime.famName = "Rough";

    Erwin Moller
    Erwin Moller, Feb 7, 2012
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  3. However, by default there are no empty objects (although there are
    proprietary ways like assigning to the `__proto__' property to create them,
    leaving a from then on crippled object). Even Object instances inherit from
    Object.prototype by default.

    As a result, some property names (like "toString") are already used. So you
    should avoid assigning to the corresponding properties in order to store
    user data. Which points out *again* _that there are no *built-in*
    associative arrays in ECMAScript implementations_ (but you can try to
    emulate them, like with [1]).

    [1] <>
    Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn, Feb 7, 2012
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