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The 'die' would go after the foreach (refer to the pseudocode that I posted). Note the comments below:

sub get_family_member { my @args = @_; my $who = shift @args; # <-- this var is not used my $families = shift @args; foreach my $family (%families) { if ($families->{$family}->{kid} eq "bart") { # <-- are you sure yo +u want to hard-code 'bart'? I think you need $who return $dfamilies->{$family}->{kid}; # <-- typo in hash name last; # <-- this will never be reached since it already returned } } # no matches found: die here }


In reply to Re^3: Finding hashes in hashes of hashes by bobf
in thread Finding hashes in hashes of hashes by cyphy

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