|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re^3: truth in while condition (updated)by LanX (Cardinal)
|on Oct 02, 2018 at 12:32 UTC||Need Help??|
(solved, see update)
> (It could also happen when $/ = \1; )
This splits on single characters, including \n.
oops I misread \1 as "\1" (ASCII 01), but it's a ref to literal 1, so this from perlvar applies:
> Setting $/ to a reference to an integer, scalar containing an integer, or scalar that's convertible to an integer will attempt to read records instead of lines, with the maximum record size being the referenced integer number of characters.