Monday, September 6, 2010

Basic tokens in perl


A common Perl-pitfall is to write cryptic code. In that context, Perl do provide for comments, albeit not very flexible. Perl treats any thing from a hash # to the end of line as a comment. Block comments are not possible. So, if you want to have a block of comments, you must ensure that each line starts with #.


Everything other than comments are Perl statements, which must end with a semicolon, like the last line above. Unlike C, you need not put a wrapping character \ for long statements. A Perl statement always ends with a semicolon.

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