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Hi everyone, I am new to perl and have been going through some programs. The following code dealing with hash and array is has really confused me.

I can't understand what determines the relative ordering of elements.

In the output, why 'joe' comes between 'giggle' and 'dingbat'.

D: giggles 870 joe 2983 dingbat 33 mike -94 fred 44

@alex = ( fred => 44, 'joe' => 2983, mike => -94 ); %heather = ('This', 'will', 'actually', 'work'); %heather = @alex; print "C: [$heather{'fred'}] [$heather{'mike'}] [$heather('joe')] ", "[$heather{'This'}]\n"; $heather{'dingbat'} = 33; $heather{'giggles'} = 870; @alex = %heather; print "D: @alex\n";
C: [44] [-94] [('joe')] [] D: giggles 870 joe 2983 dingbat 33 mike -94 fred 44

In reply to Can't figure out the realtive ordering. by Siddharth

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