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### Re^3: Sort - can't

by QM (Parson)
 on Aug 31, 2005 at 22:14 UTC ( #488253=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Sort - can't

For some reason I couldn't see where the scalars and arrays were in this.

Use the x command to see what a variable holds. It shows you the complete structure as if it were an array at the top level. (So hashes show up better if you escape the percent sign, as in the first example below).

```c:\perl\perl>perl -de 0

Editor support available.

Enter h or `h h' for help, or `perldoc perldebug' for more help.

main::(-e:1):   0
DB<1> %x = ( 123, [ qw(one two three) ], 456, [ qw(four five six) ],
+ 789, [ qw(seven eight nine) ] )

DB<2> x \%x
0  HASH(0x1d6c490)
123 => ARRAY(0x15d52a4)
0  'one'
1  'two'
2  'three'
456 => ARRAY(0x1d6c628)
0  'four'
1  'five'
2  'six'
789 => ARRAY(0x1d6c664)
0  'seven'
1  'eight'
2  'nine'
DB<3> @x = ( { 1, "one", 2, "two", 3, "three" }, { 4, "four", 5, "fi
+ve", 6, "six" }, { 7, "seven", 8, "eight", 9, "nine" } )

DB<4> x @x
0  HASH(0x1d70b24)
1 => 'one'
2 => 'two'
3 => 'three'
1  HASH(0x1d97a78)
4 => 'four'
5 => 'five'
6 => 'six'
2  HASH(0x1d97ab4)
7 => 'seven'
8 => 'eight'
9 => 'nine'
DB<5>

-QM
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