# Understanding Perl Variable References On Linux And Unix

Jan 08, 2009, 04:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"When I referred to Perl references I was, for the most part, laying the foundation for easily understanding the entire concept. If you attack the problem semantically, and try not to think of it as a bunch of backslashes and arrows and symbols, it makes perfect sense :) If I'm wrong, and this post leaves you reeling in confusion and pain, please let me know so I'll stop being so cavalier with my prose :)

"So, let's take a look at Perl references and how they can be used, most basically, in a step-by-step fashion; from the simplest of beginnings to the not-so-complex middle (We'll leave references to hashes of arrays of references to other hashes for some other day ;)

"For all of these examples, we'll use command line examples, so you can cut and paste them to try them out, rather than pretend that we're inside a Perl script."

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