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Elliott

by Elliott (Pilgrim)
on Oct 06, 2001 at 12:53 UTC ( #117190=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I was helping my teenage kids run a Majordomo account and it kept crashing when it tried to send stuff to bad addresses. There must be dozens of Perl s‎crip‎ts to validate email addresses, I thought. But I couldn't find one so I taught myself Perl so I could write one.

That was 14 years and thousands of lines of code ago.

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, I was a COBOL programmer. I was terrible at it and soon got a proper job. These days I am a partner in e-commerce company eButtonz and, ironically, spend a lot of my time up to my elbows in Perl.

Before I discovered Perl, I never understood why anyone should love a programming language. Now I know.

I am old and fat and live in Alton, England.

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[shmem]: Discipulus: the <<>> operator is quite new, it is in perl5.24 for instance
[Discipulus]: ah! thanks shmem it works in strawberry 5.24
[shmem]: ah. Introduced in 5.22.0, see perl5220delta
[Discipulus]: if so the previous error is a bit misleading, anyway
[shmem]: well, previous to that << was always treated as the left-shift operator
[Eily]: or the here-doc operator
[Eily]: which is actually how it is parsed in this case
[shmem]: older versions of perl can't guess that "use of <<>> may be implemented someday" :D
Discipulus how much wise my brothers are? ;=)

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