in reply to iterating a hash of (complex?) arrays

Is this about what you're looking for?
for my $label (sort keys %family) { my @names = @{$family{$label}}; print "$label\n"; for my $name (@names) { print ref($name) ? "\t@$name\n" : "\t$name\n"; } }
Notice that you don't generally have to iterate through the index of an array. Note also that you were fetching an array ref into an array (@names). You need to dereference it, as I have done here.

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Re^2: iterating a hash of (complex?) arrays
by tcf03 (Deacon) on Apr 27, 2005 at 04:02 UTC
    Thanks, that worked well.
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