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Re^4: More Misleading Compiler Error Messages

by QM (Parson)
on Aug 02, 2006 at 14:23 UTC ( #565232=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: More Misleading Compiler Error Messages
in thread More Misleading Compiler Error Messages

I see your point, though your example is lacking.

Yes, $s+++ is a syntax error. However, the previous statement should be completely resolved before the syntax error is encountered. my $s = shift . '!'; is a complete statement.

In my example, the syntax error causes the warning, even though the warning is bogus. Thereafter any statement using that variable also causes a warning. There seems to be some queue for warnings and error messages, and no particular priority.

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Re^5: More Misleading Compiler Error Messages
by ikegami (Pope) on Aug 02, 2006 at 17:37 UTC

    The single statement $s+1 = shift . '!'; causes both a warning and an error usefully. That's the usual case.

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