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Re: [INTERFACES] Paths in DBD::Pg

From: selkovjr(at)mcs(dot)anl(dot)gov
To: Julian Scarfe <jscarfe(at)callnetuk(dot)com>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Paths in DBD::Pg
Date: 1999-05-16 15:29:33
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> I'd like to deal with geometrical data types, paths in particular,
> efficiently in Perl using Pg. But Pg, understadably I suppose, just
> returns a path as a scalar string like ((1,2),(3,4),(5,6)). Whereas I
> can 'eval' a point fairly efficiently, it's not very efficient to turn a
> long string such as the above into an array of arrays.

You don't need to eval() individual points. If you eval() the whole
thing it will give you one single array:

@a = eval "((1,2),(3,4),(5,6))";
print "@a\n";



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