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Re: Adding Default Values [for BEGINNERS]

by GrandFather (Saint)
on Dec 21, 2006 at 22:50 UTC ( #591213=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Adding Default Values [for BEGINNERS]

For a start always use strictures: use strict; use warnings;.

It may be smart to chomp the input you read from <STDIN>:

my $file = <STDIN>; chomp $file; $file ||= "somelist";

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