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Re: Data::Dumper in reference to Hashesby chargrill (Parson)
|on Jan 27, 2007 at 22:12 UTC||Need Help??|
I don't know, the first sentence in the Data::Dumper page seems pretty clear to me:
Data::Dumper - stringified perl data structures, suitable for both printing and eval
Stringified may not be a real word, but it means "turned into a string" (which according to the Oxford Dictionary, is "a linear sequence of characters, words, or other data").
Perl Data Structure is pretty straightforward - it's a structured hunk of data in perl.
Suitable for printing means you can print it.
Suitable for eval means you can copy and paste it as valid perl code.
Try a few things: