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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • open(NAMES, "<", "/var/census/names.txt") or die "Do the census first!";
    while ($people{<NAMES>}++) {};
    close NAMES;
    $sum = 0;
    foreach $name (sort keys %people) {
      $n = $people{$name};
      $sum += $n;
      printf "%6d $name", $people{$name};
    print "=" x 72, "\n";
    print "Total: $sum\n";
    -- I know Perl has many uses, but I use it mostly for programming.