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dusk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Fellow monks,
I am using Text::Bastardize to output user input in pig latin. But, I am encountering a problem
When I assign `<>' to a scalar, and assign the scalar to `$_', it works fine. but when I `chomp' <>, it will not work.
Sample code:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use Text::Bastardize; my $line = <>; $_ = $line; my $latin = Text::Bastardize->new(); $latin->charge($_); print $latin->pig(),"\n"

That code works; but outputs with an appended newline.

When I use:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use Text::Bastardize; my $line = <>; $_ = chomp($line); my $latin = Text::Bastardize->new(); $latin->charge($_); print $latin->pig(),"\n"

It doesn't output anything. I do not know whether I am making a basic error, or if Text::Bastardize's `charge' doesn't like the use of chomp for some reason

Please help :)