Puppet Function: hash

Defined in:
modules/stdlib/lib/puppet/parser/functions/hash.rb
Function type:
Ruby 3.x API

Overview

hash()Any

> *Note:* This function has been replaced with the built-in ability to create a new value of almost any data type - see the built-in [`Hash.new`](puppet.com/docs/puppet/latest/function.html#conversion-to-hash-and-struct) function in Puppet. This example shows the equivalent expression in the Puppet language:

```
Hash(['a',1,'b',2,'c',3])
Hash([['a',1],['b',2],['c',3]])
```

Examples:

Example Usage:

hash(['a',1,'b',2,'c',3]) # Returns: {'a'=>1,'b'=>2,'c'=>3}

Returns:

  • (Any)

    the converted array as a hash



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# File 'modules/stdlib/lib/puppet/parser/functions/hash.rb', line 5

newfunction(:hash, :type => :rvalue, :doc => <<-DOC
  @summary
    **Deprecated:** This function converts an array into a hash.

  @return
    the converted array as a hash
  @example Example Usage:
    hash(['a',1,'b',2,'c',3]) # Returns: {'a'=>1,'b'=>2,'c'=>3}

  > **Note:** This function has been replaced with the built-in ability to create a new value of almost any
  data type - see the built-in [`Hash.new`](https://puppet.com/docs/puppet/latest/function.html#conversion-to-hash-and-struct) function
  in Puppet.
  This example shows the equivalent expression in the Puppet language:
    ```
    Hash(['a',1,'b',2,'c',3])
    Hash([['a',1],['b',2],['c',3]])
    ```
  DOC
           ) do |arguments|

  raise(Puppet::ParseError, "hash(): Wrong number of arguments given (#{arguments.size} for 1)") if arguments.empty?

  array = arguments[0]

  unless array.is_a?(Array)
    raise(Puppet::ParseError, 'hash(): Requires array to work with')
  end

  result = {}

  begin
    # This is to make it compatible with older version of Ruby ...
    array  = array.flatten
    result = Hash[*array]
  rescue StandardError
    raise(Puppet::ParseError, 'hash(): Unable to compute hash from array given')
  end

  return result
end