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Mysterious "syntax error"by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Nov 30, 2004 at 15:41 UTC||Need Help??|
BrowserUk has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Why is the following snippet producing a 'syntax error'?
Note: I know it may not be logical to assign one key, 10 different values one after the other, but a syntax error?
Note also that both of these are legal:
But this also isn't "legal syntax" (regardless of whether you use qq// or ""), even though it is logical.
So this isn't just a case of over-zealous code policing?
It woudn't be quite so bad if it didn't point you at the wrong part of the statement as the source of the error.
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