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Re: quotes in Perl

by japhy (Canon)
on Aug 03, 2005 at 16:52 UTC ( #480562=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to quotes in Perl

In regards to:

  • The end tag specifier must follow the << without any intermediate space.
  • The actual end tag must be exactly the same as specified in the introduction line.
  • The introduction line must end with a semicolon.
only the middle is correct. The only time the tag specifier must immediately follow the << is when it isn't quoted. That is, << "FOO" is ok whereas << FOO is not. And as for the semicolon, the truth of that matter is that the << "XXX" is merely a placeholder for a quoted string and the rest of the expression its in must continue to flow naturally.

Jeff japhy Pinyan, P.L., P.M., P.O.D, X.S.: Perl, regex, and perl hacker
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