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(The error regarding the check for numerical vs. string equality has been pointed out and was not contained in your original post, so I ignore it in my response.)

I believe you are encountering a variable scoping issue. Make sure your hash contents are visible to the subroutine (which they aren't unless you assign the correct global scope to the hash variable). The following declaration of the hash inside a naked block will throw an error as the hash is unknown to the subroutine.
#! /usr/bin/perl -w use strict; { our %hash; $hash{ 1 } = "OK"; &routine; } sub routine { print $hash{ 1 }; }

Hope this helps.
Pat

In reply to Re^3: prob w/ gatekeeper subroutine by Anonymous Monk
in thread prob w/ gatekeeper subroutine by weglarz

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