sir_com has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi Monks,

Is there any legitimate difference between C pointers and referrence in perl? or it's like the term gets used interchangably. As per my understanding both stores address of something (array,hash or scalar).

going through the pdf Begining perl by Simon cozens, it says that "referrence in perl and pointers in C are not exactly same" but going through the link below says that both are same and you can use the terms pointer and reference interchangeably. Is there really a difference exists?

Thanks, sir_com