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  1. The string increment is magical, but no other string operations are. Therefore, if you do not want to resort to ord arithmetics, you have to repeat the increment:
    my $check = 'a'; $check++ for 1 .. 5;
  2. TIMTOWTDI. You can for example use substr:
    my $check = 'cd'; substr $check, 0, 1, q();

    Or, use a substitution:

    my $check = 'sp'; $check =~ s/^.//;
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