in reply to Golf: ROT-n

1234567890123456789012345678901234567890 $_=pop;for$x(1..pop){y/a-z/b-za/}print
Length 38
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890 $_=pop;y/a-z/b-za/for$x(1..pop);print
Length 37, but does not work, why?

Edited by Chady -- code tags.

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Re^2: Golf: ROT-n
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 09, 2004 at 20:50 UTC
    perl -we" $_=pop;y/a-z/b-za/for$x(1..pop);print" syntax error at -e line 1, near "$x("

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      I know, I asked what is wrong with that line?

        The statement-modifier form of for/foreach doesn't allow you to specify a variable. You're forced to either use $_ or use the regular form with curlies. Sucks, don't it?

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