in reply to
Mr. BlindNewB question regarding spacing
Can someone tell me if these two scripts will produce the EXACT same results?
You can determine if the output is identical yourself by using diff
orig.pl > out1
mod.pl > out2
diff out1 out2
UPDATE: from perlsyn:
Perl is a free-form language: you can format and indent it however you like. Whitespace serves mostly to separate tokens, unlike languages like Python where it is an important part of the syntax, or Fortran where it is immaterial.