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To compare any two groups, you'd do something like:
sub is_ok { my ($x, $y) = @_; my (%x, %y); @x{@$x} = 1; @y{@$y} = 1; foreach my $k (keys %x) { return 0 if exists $y{$k}; } return 1; }
Put in a loop, as necessary. Lather, rinse, repeat. A few notes:
  1. This will work with groups of arbitrary size and will also work with groups of different sizes.
  2. It will also work with groups that contain arbitrary data.
  3. It will throw warnings if any of the elements are undef.
  4. It does string comparisons, so 2, 4, 6 and 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 may or may not be ok. I will leave numeric comparisons as an exercise for the reader.

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