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Re: use of uninitialized value in array

by hdb (Prior)
on Jul 01, 2013 at 09:10 UTC ( #1041786=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Reaped: use of uninitialized value in array

First hint: the statement <FILE> reads the contents of FILE until the next newline, chomp removes that trailing newline, so as a result $_ will not contain any newlines afterwards. So your splitting on newlines makes no sense as neither $first nor $second (being parts of $_) will contain any newline.