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Thursday August 12, 2004
12:19 PM

Another Moment Of Cluelessness

[ #20378 ]
I don't understand it, I said to myself. I'm assigning each set of variables to a hash value as a hashref. It's not complaining about references, it's not complaining about undefined values, it's not complaining about anything -- yet the hash is unpopulated afterwards. Why?

On what had to be the hundredth time I look through the code, I realize that

my $var = shift;

isn't going to do anything if @_ isn't where the data in question is. In an effort to clarify what I was manipulating, I provided a named array to hold said data -- and bam, nothing was going into my hash now. This held me up for about a whole day.

Humility, thy name is simple errors.

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