> If anyone could please explain what I missed on the differences between
> ( ) array's and [ ] array's, I'd appreciate it.

You want instead beginners@perl.org

() is an ARRAY
[] is a reference to an array.

my @a = (1,2,3);
my $b = [1,2,3];
my $r = \@a;

print @a;
print @$b;
print $r;
print @$r;
print \@a;

checkout Data:umper;

print Dumper \@a;

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