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Hi all.

I wrote a simple test file (test.txt):

Lateur Bart 97 Pierce Jerrad 96 Unknown planetscape 101 Miller Katie 86

Which I then read via the following perl program:

use warnings; use strict; use Data::Dumper; my %hash = (); my ($lname, $fname, $score); while( <> ) { ( $lname, $fname, $score ) = split; $hash{$lname}{$fname} = $score; } print Dumper(\%hash);

Since I am currently reading the 1st edition of 'Intermediate Perl' aka 'Perl Objects, References, and Modules', I am trying to understand how to read/interpret the output provided by Data::Dumper. If wanted to display the score each monk received or just their last name, how would I accomplish that? I tried...

print %{ $hash{$lname}{$fname}{$score} }\n";

...but noticed the following complaints:

C:\Perl\bin>perl test.txt Global symbol "$lname" requires explicit package name at lin +e 12. Global symbol "$fname" requires explicit package name at lin +e 12. Global symbol "$score" requires explicit package name at lin +e 12. Execution of aborted due to compilation errors.

Any constructive advice would be most appreciated.


Update: Solved the 'explicit package name issues' by declaring the lexical variables outside of the while loop.

In reply to Deciphering the output from Data::Dumper by DigitalKitty

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