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Why does

1 #!perl 2 # Utility vars 3 4 my $foo="Hello there" 5 6 # End utility vars. When do we make these go away? 7 8 ###################################################### 9 # We loop over each character and print them out 10 # this is mostly so that we can do the fnorzle with 11 # boopat over the dulwhup. Which can really pjorn your 12 # noodle 13 14 15 for my $i (0.. length($foo)-1) { 16 print "$i ",substr($foo,$i,1),"\n"; 17 }

produce the following error

syntax error at D:\perl\scratch\errors.pl line 15, near "$i (" Execution of D:\perl\scratch\errors.pl aborted due to compilation erro +rs.

I dont see why this doesn't produce something more intelligent. My general rule for perl errors is that if I don't see the problem immediately on the line that perl tells me I look on the one before, and as the contrived example shows here that can be quite a ways before.

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demerphq

<Elian> And I do take a kind of perverse pleasure in having an OO assembly language...

In reply to Re: Re: Never lock $0 inside of a BEGIN block by demerphq
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