2mths has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

In short: How could and or should I simplify this?...
$var = `return from some system call`; chomp $var; print "$var";
The aim of the code is to strip the newline from the end of the item returned from system and then print the rest.

Wibble: Monks, I am frequently impressed by the code\solutions\discussions posted here. In my quest to improve myself and my Perl I would like to write better code but I seldom glean insight from the stuff posted as it's too far above my level. I hope I won't displease senior monks too much with this question. The answers I hope will bring the greatest improvment in my current understanding and codeing (as I hope any techniques demonstrated can be applied in other 'in line' simplificaitons).