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Re^3: spliting a table into individual columns

by naChoZ (Curate)
on Dec 21, 2007 at 15:59 UTC ( #658466=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: spliting a table into individual columns
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As you are a beginner, I just wanted to point you to a valuable tool bundled right into perl, Data::Dumper. My pointing this out won't necessarily _solve_ your problem, but it will go a long way towards helping you _visualize_ it.

All you need to do is put use Data::Dumper; in your script. Then you'll be able to use it to display the contents of your variables with a line like:

print Dumper( $foo );

So, you might use it in your script to display your @s array, or within your foreach loop to show the current value of your $line variable.

Keep Data::Dumper in mind. It's helped me learn all sorts of things in perl because it makes it so easy to actually see what's happening in a script.


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