if a structure contains a reference to itself ... otherwise it would loop forever.
That's my problem, if I give it a self-referential structure--I won't.
I wouldn't worry about the memory use of Data::Dumper.
Um. Er. But... it keeps crashing my program by exhausting all the memory! But that's okay fergal says: "Don't worry about it!".
I assume that means you don't know a proper dumper module?
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Silence betokens consent.
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