"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
"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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