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[EP-tech] Re: Random question: Eprint core fields



It's because it returns an array reference, not an array.

You can de-reference like this: $eprint->get_value( 'creators' )->[0].

Yuri <yurj at alfa.it> writes:

> I agree. I  perl you can have an array, but [0] return error. If you 
> cicle on it, you get the results.
>
> You can try it with $eprint->get_value( 'creators' )[0] <- does not work
>
> returning $eprint->get_value( 'creators' ) gives an ARRAY *hex number*
>
> foreach my $c ( @{$creators} )
>
> works.
>
> I don't know why :-)
>
>
> Il 04/07/2012 16:57, John Salter ha scritto:
>> It was more the coding-standards inconsistencies I was thinking about (hence the pedant hat).
>>
>> For you and I it doesn't matter. To someone picking up eprints, and perl as a new language, it could be confusing.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Sebastien Francois
>> Sent: 04 July 2012 15:45
>> To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
>> Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Random question: Eprint core fields
>>
>> Single quotes won't extrapolate a variable (and characters such as \n,
>> \r) while double quotes will:
>>
>> my $var1 = 'hello';
>> my $var2 = '$var1 world';
>> my $var3 = "$var1 world";
>>
>> print $var2;    # will print<$var1 world>
>> print $var3;    # will print<hello world>
>>
>> Seb.
>>
>> On 04/07/12 15:36, Ian Stuart wrote:
>>> On 04/07/12 11:49, John Salter wrote:
>>>
>>>> Also (if I put my pedant hat on, so feel free to ignore!), there's inconsistent use of quotes in that file:
>>>> { name=>"contact_email", type=>"email", required=>0, can_clone=>0 },
>>>> VS.
>>>> { 'name' =>   'sword_depositor', 'type' =>   'itemref', datasetid=>"user" },
>>> Perl knows that hash keys must be scalars, therefore assumes quotes.
>>> Perl hash keys can be numeric scalars or string scalars, perl doesn't care.
>>>
>>> I also notice variation in the use of quotes within the same
>>> declaration, and with the use of single- verses double-quotes on values :)
>>>
>>> Just goes to show how rich and helpful Perl is.... by not falling over
>>> on the inconsequentials ;-)
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