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So I have this hash:

my %Verbs = ( "arm" => { description => " A prerequisite command for a potentially hazardous command. ", discrete => 1, }, "close" => { description => " Mechanically close a device controlled by the command element. \\emph{close} works in conjunction with the \\emph{open} verb. ", discrete => 1, }, "disable" => { description => " Deactivate a capability or function. \\emph{disable} works in conjunction with the \\emph{enable} verb. ", discrete => 1, }, "dump" => { description => " Copy a specific data buffer of the command element to telemetry. ", discrete => 0, }, "enable" => { description => " Activate a capability or function. \\emph{enable} works in conjunction with the \\emph{disable} verb. ", discrete => 1, }, );

And I want to iterate through it, in order, to get the key, description, and discrete values. This is driving me nuts. I looked at this post about hashes of hashes in Q&A, but it's just not working, so I decided to dial it back and go one step at a time.

First step: iterating through and getting the keys:

foreach my $cmd (keys %Verbs){ print("Command: $cmd \n"); }

This works, gets all the keys, but not in order.

So my questions, dear Monks, are as follows:
1) How do I get it to iterate in order? (i.e., "arm", "close", "disable", "dump", "enable")
2) Once I get that, how do I get the discrete and description values for each?

Thanks!

Kaiti

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