in reply to Complicated Nested Data Structures

I'm not sure I understand the question. Do you want to print the datastructure itself, or the data it contains? If you want to print a representation of the datastructure, use Data::Dumper:

use Data::Dumper; my $structure = [ 'complex', { data => 'structure' } ]; print Dumper($structure);

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RE: Re: Complicated Nested Data Structures
by elusion (Curate) on Aug 09, 2000 at 06:13 UTC
    Sorry, I tend to think a little different than most people and assume the wrong things. That line of code assigns a reference to an array which contains an email message. I want to be able to print that. I hope that makes more sense.

    - p u n k k i d
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -Albert Einstein

      Gotcha. No problem :) If all you want to do is print the contents of an array reference, just do:

      print @{ $arrayref };

      So, in your example, all you should have to do is:

      print @{ $msgs[$command]->{message} }

      assuming I understand the way your datastructure is setup. Hope that helps.