in reply to Re: Strictly frustrating !
in thread Strictly frustrating !

This looks like the problem to me as well. (I'm a little late getting my answer in.) This version of your original code works for me:
#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; my %hash = ( ' Key1', ' Value1'); sub doStringTidy { my $string=shift; my $string =lc($string); $string=~s/^\s+//; $string=~s/\s+$//; return $string; } sub doHashTidy { my $hash=shift; foreach my $k (keys %{$hash}) { my $kv=doStringTidy($k); my $vv=doStringTidy($hash->{$k}); delete $hash->{$k}; $hash->{$kv} = $vv; } } doHashTidy(\%hash); foreach my $key ( keys %hash ) { print "key:$key, value:$hash{$key}\n"; }
which provides the following output:
key:key1, value:value1