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Re^2: Perl Security - Prevent SPAM

by jazzwill (Initiate)
on Oct 07, 2005 at 03:04 UTC ( #498109=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl Security - Prevent SPAM
in thread Perl Security - Prevent SPAM

Thanks! I am new to the whole: my $variable and strict. Where do I get more info about them?

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Re^3: Perl Security - Prevent SPAM
by GrandFather (Sage) on Oct 07, 2005 at 03:12 UTC

    Have a read through the Tutorial material starting with the "Getting Started with Perl" series.

    use strict; use warnings; are used to pick up errors, normally due to sloppy programming, like mistyping variable names and using variable before they are initialised. If there are errors of that sort in code you post here you are lible for a bit of a drubbing!

    Perl is Huffman encoded by design.
      Thanks to both of you for a big leap forward!
Re^3: Perl Security - Prevent SPAM
by eXile (Priest) on Oct 07, 2005 at 14:10 UTC
    documentation for perl comes with perl itself, there are unix-style man pages, and there is the 'perldoc' utility that you can use to get information, they are pretty self-explanatory.

    Perl documentation is also made available on, try searching there for 'my' or 'strict' and you'll find more information.

    And .... Google is your friend

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