Thank you very much for taking time to reply.
I am liking this place and Perl :). And yeah, the replies came blazing fast.
TJPride, thanks for that snippet. I didn't know that was possible.
educated_foo, I just recently started learning Perl and one thing I keep hearing that a script can be written in many different ways. Was just trying to find out a standard agreed upon practice and not trying to muck up stuff. Thanks for your reply.
in reply to Is it ok to assign a popped value to a variable as shown.