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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

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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.

In reply to Re: Mr. BlindNewB question regarding spacing by toolic
in thread Mr. BlindNewB question regarding spacing by mhinkle

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