perl coding ?
mark at ukug.uk.freebsd.org
Wed Apr 21 15:16:04 PDT 2004
Kirk Strauser wrote:
> At 2004-04-21T17:29:34Z, Mark Ovens <mark at ukug.uk.freebsd.org> writes:
>> $dup-number = substr($dup-counter, 0, length($dup-counter) - 1);
> Did you actually test that? I'm pretty sure Perl doesn't like dashes in
> variable names:
> % perl -e '$foo-bar = 1;'
> Can't modify subtraction (-) in scalar assignment at -e line 1, near "1;"
> Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.
You are quite correct; I just copied the OP's variable names. He has
since sent me a copy of the script and it does use '_' rather than '-'
so I guess it was a typo in his e-mail.
Thanks for pointing it out.
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