Perl's @foo[3,7,1,-1] ?
brian at sweetapp.com
Sat Jun 13 17:59:18 EDT 2009
> In <slrnh37t2p.63e.nick at irishsea.home.craig-wood.com> Nick Craig-Wood <nick at craig-wood.com> writes:
>> However I can't think of the last time I wanted to do this - array
>> elements having individual purposes are usually a sign that you should
>> be using a different data structure.
> In the case I was working with, was a stand-in for the value returned
> by some_match.groups(). The match comes from a standard regexp
> defined elsewhere and that captures more groups than I need. (This
> regexp is applied to every line of a log file.)
The common idiom for this sort of thing is:
_, _, _, val1, _, _, _, val2, ..., val3 = some_match.groups()
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