Outputs an element from a nested structure
Outputs an element from an array, map or table. Unlike index (
[), element takes a path parameter which means it can work inside nested structures without pipelining multiple commands together. However this comes with the drawback that you can only return one element.
[[) also doesn’t support the bang prefix (unlike) index.
Please note that indexes in murex are counted from zero.
<stdin> -> [[ element ]] -> <stdout> $variable[[ element ]] -> <stdout>
Return the 2nd element in an array
» ja [0..9] -> [[ /1 ]] [ "1", ]
Return the data-type and description of config shell syntax-highlighting
» config -> [[ /shell/syntax-highlighting/Data-Type ]] bool
Indexes in murex behave like any other computer array in that all arrays start from zero (
Element uses the first character in the path as the separator. So the following are all valid parameters:
» config -> [[ ,shell,syntax-highlighting,Data-Type ]] bool » config -> [[ >shell>syntax-highlighting>Data-Type ]] bool » config -> [[ \|shell\|syntax-highlighting\|Data-Type ]] bool » config -> [[ >shell>syntax-highlighting>Data-Type ]] bool
However there are a few of caveats:
}, etc) will need to be escaped. For readability reasons it is recommended not to use such characters even though it is technically possible to.
# Would fail because the semi-colon is an unescaped / unquoted shell token config -> [[ ;shell-syntax-highlighting;Data-Type ]]
# Would fail because 'syntax-highlighting' and 'Data-Type' both also contain # the separator character config -> [[ -shell-syntax-highlighting-Data-Type ]] # Would fail because you cannot escape key names (escaping happens at the # shell parser level rather than command parameter level) config -> [[ -shell-syntax\-highlighting-Data\-Type ]]
In murex, everything is a function. Thus even
[[ is a function name and the closing
]] is actually a last parameter. This means the recommended way to quote element parameters is to quote specific key names or the entire path:
» config -> [[ /shell/"syntax-highlighting"/Data-Type ]] bool » config -> [[ "|shell|syntax-highlighting|Data-Type" ]] bool
[(index): Outputs an element from an array, map or table
[(range): Outputs a ranged subset of data from STDIN
a(mkarray): A sophisticated yet simple way to build an array or list
config: Query or define murex runtime settings
count: Count items in a map, list or array
ja(mkarray): A sophisticated yet simply way to build a JSON array
mtac: Reverse the order of an array
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