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Re: What does WOOF mean in Perl?

by derby (Abbot)
on May 15, 2006 at 12:33 UTC ( [id://549460]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What does WOOF mean in Perl?

WOOF is nothing .. WOOF_END is a here-doc tag. The actual words can be anything but how it's (or isn't) quoted affects variable interpolation of the here-doc.


update: I see merlyn has the obligatory column about here-docs

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Re^2: What does WOOF mean in Perl?
by Thelonius (Priest) on May 15, 2006 at 12:38 UTC
    WOOF is nothing

    Well, WOOF is the sound a dog makes--at least, American cartoon dogs.

    Here's a more specific link to the documentation.

      Ha! That's funny. I wonder if the original author or an early maintainer was commenting on the use of heredocs for CGI output!


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