Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Clear questions and runnable code
get the best and fastest answer
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
As noted, I find the oddity in that it warns about exactly one space - althought it doesn't do that always:
perl -wle 'print ("foo")' # Warning perl -wle 'print ("foo");' # No warning perl -wle 'print (")");' # Warning perl -wle 'print ("\x29");' # No warning
Now, I know why it's happening (I've studied the source), and I also know what the intent is, but that's beside the point. brian asked about oddities, and I do find this an oddity.

But the single space is not the only thing that I find an oddity. I also find it odd (as in, irregular, different that you would expect based on how similar constructs are handled - you know, what brian was asking for - so spare me the explainations on why it is this way - I know already) that is only has these warnings for print and I think one other function. For other functions, it doesn't warn.

$ perl -wle 'print ("foo") . "bar"' print (...) interpreted as function at -e line 1. Useless use of concatenation (.) or string in void context at -e line +1. foo $ perl -wle 'my $s = length ("foo") . "bar"'
Why warn only with print and a single space, but not with length or other functions? Or other amounts of whitespace? That I find an oddity.

In reply to Re^3: Perl oddities by Anonymous Monk
in thread Perl oddities by brian_d_foy

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others contemplating the Monastery: (6)
    As of 2015-07-30 05:38 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









      Results (270 votes), past polls