Time to go check monks to see if it bore any fruit.
Also, during scifi's showing of _The Fifth Element_ (a movie I like quite a bit...it lost a little bit of the charm the second time around, with certain effects not quite being so stunning...but still, neat little movie) I got a few things figured out.
I wrote a test to see if a certain behavior was valid; I know (from, I believe, the Camel) that if you take a hash in array form, it just unwinds the values in pairs.
But if you assigned an array to a hash, would it automatically group as you went? "Key, value, key, value..."?
It's no surprise to anybody reading this that it does; but it was a pleasant one to me. It means the idea I have of filling this hash up is going to be very, very easy.
Anyway, gotta check monks, then I'll code this thing up. Finally. Feels like I've been avoiding work.
Tomorrow I will have excuses; I have to get ready for school, which starts Monday! (Assuming, of course, that I'm still eligible for being a student...I really hope I am, now. I'm looking forward to classes.)
Quick Addendum: There are excellent responses, further heightening my guilt about not contributing very much to the Monastery. Regardless, I just learned some new tricks, and I learned them in a way that'll help me apply them.