in reply to Relationship between Chomp() operator and STDIN
Hello tty1x, and welcome to the Monastery!
The call to <STDIN> reads a line of text from the keyboard — it doesn’t complete until the user enters the return character, which is echoed to the screen. Then chomp removes the trailing newline from the string $name which has been initialised with the user-entered text. chomp has no effect on STDIN, only on the string variable $name.
Hope that helps,