Just a few little points, this is not meant as flamebait, take it as you like, it's just some little things that I've noticed in the past 3 months of programming with perl....
There seems to be something going on in the perl community (here, #perl, #perlhelp, and c.l.p) about the use strict; pragma. Fair enough if you want to do it if you want to distribute you code to be modified among others this is necessary, I see a use for it. And I take your point about if I want people to help with my code I should have used strict, fair enough. But isn't perl's slogan "There's more than one way to do it"? It seems silly to use it when I only had a half-dozen global variables.
As for the indent thing, what do you mean? I have never read anything about this before. If you're not mad at me about the above a link would be nice so I can format the code :)
One side note, I haven't actually read much about perl, I don't know that much, I learnt quite a lot just from reading the perldoc pages and working it out. Apart from that all I read is about a 6th of the Camel Book which I invested in a few weeks ago. The point I'm trying to make is I would apreciate you not going down my neck about not using a sepcific pragma :)
Apart from that, thanks for the help :))
Btw, one day I will work out how to use strict; and then I will post code, but if I get this reception everytime I post I won't bother