dhammaBum has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Yet another newbie ..... (sigh)

To quote Larry Wall from the camel book: "Until you start thinking in terms of hashes, you aren't really thinking in Perl."

Okay, but how? I've had a look at other peoples' use of hashes and I'm missing something. Can anyone give a few examples (with brief explanation) on how to use hashes effectively, efficiently and in a creatively satisfying manner?


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