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in reply to Re: using arrays insteaed of files
in thread using arrays insteaed of files

I have tried all of the suggestions.
$database = "@names"; # space separated list of names $database = @names; # number of elements in @names $database = \@names; # reference to @names $database = [@names]; # reference to a copy of @names
But no data ever seems to be there.