[Chicago-talk] Bareword found where operator expected

Andy Lester andy at petdance.com
Mon Mar 8 05:35:04 PST 2010

On Mar 8, 2010, at 7:27 AM, Richard Reina wrote:

> system("gnome-terminal -x perl -e 'print "Hello World\n"; sleep 4;'");

You have double quotes inside of that string.  You need to do either:

system("gnome-terminal -x perl -e 'print \"Hello World\n\"; sleep 4;'");


system(q{gnome-terminal -x perl -e 'print "Hello World\n"; sleep 4;'});

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