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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • So I'll have the ID # and a list of other ID #'s and I need to know if it's the smallest.

    That code is very confusing. Sorta like taking a flight from NY to LA by via Johannesburg and Perth. Why not just grab the smallest element of the list?

    use List::Util qw(min);

    if ( $id_number == min(@ids) )

    If you needed to avoid List::Util for some odd reason, I don't know why you would sort a list, reverse it and take the last element (in a most convoluted fashion) when you could just:

    if ( $id_number =