just seems that I'm braindead today. Why does this piece of code break?

#!perl -w use strict; my @c = q' # % ( / 3 6 7 @ B C G Q R ^ s t ~ '; print $c[2]; # breaks into : # Use of uninitialized value in print at test.pl line 6.

I even tried to join the array with this:

print join ('|', @c); # results in: # % ( / 3 6 7 @ B C G Q R ^ s t ~

where am I going wrong? I guess there is something special about the characters?

The qw() operator works as far as joining the array, but breaks with -w and gives this warning.

Possible attempt to put comments in qw() list at test.pl line 4.

He who asks will be a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn't ask will remain a fool for life.

Chady | http://chady.net/

Edit by tye to change title

In reply to Using # inside qw() by Chady

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.