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I think you are treating this as unknown code to try and figure out, rather than as an unknown concept to master. Instead of trying random tinkering and syntax from working code, try a series of exercises. Such as this:
  1. Read Data::Dumper's documentation.
  2. Pass Data::Dumper a reference to an array and see what it gives you.
  3. Take a reference to an array and try to get a specific element from that.
  4. Loop through the elements of an array which you have a reference to.
  5. Repeat with hashes.
  6. Repeat with various combinations of nested arrays and hashes.
  7. Then try to see if you understand and could explain to someone else who understood references the code which puzzled you.
Please try that.

In reply to RE (tilly) 2: Have you worked to get it? by tilly
in thread Populating a Hash: Can someone help me to understand? by Limo

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