I have to use references, as two or more shared hashes are changed in 1 chunk of code, and seperating the commands is far too time consuming....I have never worked with threads,...
I've done lots of work with threads; and that first sentence makes no sense to me at all.
Are these references, references to shared scalars as indicated in your first post?
Or references to hashes as implied here?
Or possibly references to scalars that are values in a shared hash?
Or references to shared scalars that are values in a non-shard hash?
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