in reply to hmm - - - something has changed in perl (from 5.34 to 5.36

Thank you to the responders!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was able to figure out that my error was the space between the letter (B or A as the case might be) and the number.
Big smack upside the head for that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Interesting code ideas - - - I will be looking into that for a project I think.

(I am no programmer but one has to start somewhere and using a gift and trying to make it better - - - that would likely have please the friend that did the original work!)