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Hello killersquirel11. Looks like you've already been given some full rewrites. I just figured I'd give you some smaller points to think about in the future.

if() vs unless() i.e.
if ($#ARGV != 0) -> unless ($#ARGV == 0)
if (not -e $inputFile) -> unless (-e $inputFile)

Multiple Variable Declaration can be broken down from:

my $headerLine= -1; my $prtIndex = -1; my $shpIndex = -1; my $clrIndex = -1; my $sizIndex = -1;
to:

my ($headerLine, $prtIndex, $shpIndex, $clrIndex, $sizIndex) = -1
 my ($headerLine, $prtIndex, $shpIndex, $clrIndex, $sizIndex) = (-1) x 5;

C style for loops like:

sub checkIndices { my $count; for ($count=0; $count<=$#_; $count++){ if($_[$count] < 0){ return (1==0); } } return (1==1); }
Can be "Perl-ified" like:
sub checkIndices { for my $item (@_){ return (1==0) if ($item < 0) } return (1==1); }


In reply to Re: My first perl script is working, what did I do wrong? by marquezc329
in thread My first perl script is working, what did I do wrong? by killersquirel11

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