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Re: Regarding Initialization and Use of Hashes

by linuxkid (Sexton)
on Sep 04, 2012 at 19:23 UTC ( #991682=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Regarding Initialization and Use of Hashes

Always check your sigils!


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Re^2: Regarding Initialization and Use of Hashes
by CountZero (Bishop) on Sep 05, 2012 at 08:13 UTC
    Even more important, check your brackets!

    • $variable[1] returns an array element
    • $variable{'one'} returns a hash value
    Both are of course scalars as indicated by the $ sigil.


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