Talk:Associative array/Creation

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This info seems to be the as in Create a Hash, I'd like to flag this for possible removal

It looks like there's some duplication in the code examples, but the way the tasks are defined, they really address different things. (Despite the title of Create a Hash.)
Still, I'm going to move the contents of Create a Hash into Creating an Associative Array, with annotations where the behavior differs. (It's added behavior, not alternate behavior. I'm comfortable with that, for now.) --Short Circuit 13:46, 23 January 2007 (EST)
Done. Content from Create a Hash has been moved to here. ("Associative Array" is a more generic term.) --Short Circuit 12:19, 24 January 2007 (EST)

Why does Perl have two separate sections?

Looks like sloppy editing, perhaps on my part. I didn't check who submitted it, I just removed the less-well-formed entry. --Short Circuit 10:06, 25 January 2007 (EST)


I don't know if it is relevant, but should we add user-made functions ? I know I often use a hand made function because it's really convenient... Anyway, here is the PHP Manual version, dunno if it should be added:

 // Append associative array elements
 function array_push_associative(&$arr) {
  $args = func_get_args();
  foreach ($args as $arg) {
      if (is_array($arg)) {
          foreach ($arg as $key => $value) {
              $arr[$key] = $value;
          $arr[$arg] = "";
  return $ret;

It's like [array_push ()], up to the part that it actually allows associative elements to be added (pushed)... More info:


As stated, this task is rather meaningless, since it does not specify any kind of array semantics which must be supported. We can assume "get element" and "set element", and I think the task should require examples of these assumable operations. --Rdm 18:47, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Not a bad point. Rather than rewriting the task description, though, I think it would be a good idea to create a replacement task and phase this one out. There aren't active contributors for all of the languages, and some languages don't get much ENA maintenance. --Michael Mol 23:13, 5 January 2010 (UTC)