Manual Reference Pages - UNIQ (3)
Uniq - Perl extension for managing list of values.
my @out = uniq sort @input;
my @out = distinct sort @input;
my @out = dups sort @input;
Uniq exports three methods uniq, distinct and dups.
All these methods accepts a list and returns a list.
Similar functionality is available at shell prompts of *nix O/S.
This modules is attempting to provide the same to Perl programming,
The usage of the methods provided here is simple. You always provide
a sorted list to any of these methods and accept a sorted list of
values in return.
Suppose @lis1 and @list2 are two available lists defined as
@list_1 = qw ( first list of values );
@list_1 = qw ( second list of values );
and we run the following commands:
my @output_1 = uniq sort @list1 @list2;
my @output_2 = distinct sort @list1 @list2;
my @output_3 = dups sort @list1 @list2;
Now @output_1 has qw( first list of second values )
@output_2 has qw( first second )
and @output_3 has qw( list of values )
Thus @output_1 has all values from either input lists sans any
redundant values. @output_2 has exactly those values that appear
at most once in combined list. On the other hand @output_3 has
a list of values that appear multiple times in input.
Exported are methods
1) uniq [ similar to uniq shell command ]
2) distinct [ similar to uniq -u shell command ]
3) dups [ similar to uniq -d shell command ]
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2003 by Syamala Tadigadapa.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.
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