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

All of a sudden I am unable to run any perl scripts. For example when I issue from a command prompt:
perl -e 0

I get the following:
perl -e 0
syntax error at -e line 1, near "0"
Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.

All programs also crash at the first command. Has anyone ever experienced this?