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

I feel sort of stupid asking what seems such an easy question, but I will ask it anyway.

I want to print an email address and name in the following form
first last <email>
I wrote some simple code to print this but I don't get the output I expect. Here is my output.
'first last '
Here is my code.
use strict; my $firstName = 'first'; my $lastName = 'last'; my $email = ''; print "$firstName $lastName \<$email\>";
What am I doing wrong here?