in reply to Re^2: Iterating over verbatim hash reference
in thread Iterating over verbatim hash reference

Variables can help you clarify what you code does. Something an obscure data structure does not. For example,
my $DEBUG = 1; #... later in your code if ($DEBUG) { warn "Something happened\n" }

I bet your thinking that this is pretty obvious but I still want to reduce the number of variables.

If you think you have too many variables in a section of code, chances are you have not abstracted out it out enough. Move more of your code into other subroutines to enhance clarity.

my $dimensions = _get_dimensions_for(5,8); while (my ($r,$s) = each %{ $dimensions } ) { print($r); } sub _get_dimensions_for { my $x = shift; my $y = shift; return { x=> $x, y=> $y } }

Note: Thanks to ikegami for pointing out my error.