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Re: doubt in storing a data of 2 lines in an array.

by Hofmator (Curate)
on Oct 30, 2006 at 13:57 UTC ( #581294=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to doubt in storing a data of 2 lines in an array.

heidi, as in your last posts, your program is a bit confusing, your description and program do not really fit together, ...

A couple of pointers and maybe then you can clarify what you want to achieve

  • Your program declares a @arr variable but never uses it. Please try to post the smallest code possible that exhibits your problem.
  • You are saying that you are saving each line of the file in a separate array. That is not the case. You are overwriting scalar variables (like $entry or $title) each time you encounter a matching line. So e.g. at the end of your loop, you have the last ORGANISM line in the scalar variable $org.
  • You are reading through your file line by line. How do you expect the 2nd line of a title to end up in the $title variable? None of your regular expressions match on this 2nd line so the else brach is executed and this line is pushed onto the array @se.

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