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Re: [MacPerl] pop (keys %hash) ?

At 1:46 PM -0400 6/18/99, Chris Nandor wrote:
>You could do something like:
>  $element = pop @{[keys %hash]};
>This puts keys %hash into an anonymous array reference [], and then @{}
>dereferences it to be used as an array.

Interesting, but I'm confused by the documentation.  perlfunc says

     keys HASH

         Returns a normal array consisting of all the keys of the
         named hash.

Is a "normal array" different than "array"?  pop wants an array.

Leaving aside the problem of lastness in a hash, why can't you pop 
off the array returned by keys HASH?

I sense there's something subtle but significant here that I'm not 


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