Pardon me, Roy, if I thank you; that is absolutely brilliant. (Include Guinness ad here.) I've never seen that before, and I wouldn't have thought of it in a month of Sundays. I have no idea where I would use that in place of normal indexing, but I might have to go out of my way to use this just to keep my coworkers from thinking that Perl is simple. Nothing like some obscurata for enhancing job security.
tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
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