"...Is there something I'm missing? .."
Previous comments are true, when you are on UNIX systems, but reverse is the case on Win systems.
perl -e "print $ARGV;" ONE- TWO- ## prints TWO-
works as expected on Win system. But with single-quotes
, you get this error message: Can't find string terminator "'" anywhere before EOF at -e line 1.
In fact, perlrun
has this to say:
...On some systems, you may have to change single-quotes to double ones, which you must not do on Unix or Plan 9 systems...
If you tell me, I'll forget.
If you show me, I'll remember.
if you involve me, I'll understand.
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