in reply to highest value in hash

You have   $highest=$key if ($highest <  $value) ;

You're storing the key, and comparing the key to the value

But it sounds like you want to compare values, not keys

So you need to store $highest_key and $highest_value, and compare $highest_value to $value

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Re^2: highest value in hash (key is not value)
by maciej (Initiate) on Mar 31, 2013 at 03:54 UTC
    Wow, I was trying to figure that out for the longest time and now that you pointed out what I was doing it's so obviouse. duh! Thanks everyone!