in reply to Comparing Two arrays

I have a method here that should work for you. The first thing we'll do is create a subroutine that checks for existance of an item in an array. Then we'll loop over every element in Array1 and check for it's existance in Array2. The code looks like:

sub in_array{ my $value = shift; my @array = @_; foreach $item (@array){ if($value eq $item){ return 1; } } return 0; } @array1 = ("q", "w", "e", "r", "t","z"); @array2 = ("q", "w", "e", "r", "t","y"); foreach $value (@array1){ if(!in_array($value,@array2)){ print "Value $value does not match any value in \@array2\n"; } }

This should output exactly what you want. Enjoy.