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Pseudo-hash == evil nightmare. You are just asking for trouble using them. The occasional benefit of looking up things in an ordered list using hash like names isn't worth the nightmare that maintaining the code becomes. After explaining that @var is the list and $var[] is the item in a list, explain to a new programmer that $var{} is ALSO an item in the list SOMETIMES but is usually an item in a vaguely related hash. You wind up telling people about 'glob's and symbol tables when they still aren't sure when $_ is able to be used. Bleagh, bleagh, bleagh.

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