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Re: Is it a list or a flip-flop?

by Paladin (Priest)
on Aug 18, 2005 at 19:09 UTC ( #484936=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is it a list or a flip-flop?

You are using the .. operator in scalar context. When you do this, and have a number at one end, it compares that number to $. (the current line of the selected file handle, usually used in a while (<FH>) {} loop. Since you aren't reading a file, $. is uninitialized at this point.

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