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7.8: How do I declare/create a structure?

In general, you don't "declare" a structure. Just use a (probably
anonymous) hash reference. See perlref and perldsc for details. Here's
an example:

$person = {}; # new anonymous hash
$person->{AGE} = 24; # set field AGE to 24
$person->{NAME} = "Nat"; # set field NAME to "Nat"

If you're looking for something a bit more rigorous, try perltoot.


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