[tpm] Bizarre bug or brain fade?

Michael Graham magog at the-wire.com
Tue May 12 11:16:46 PDT 2009

How about line endings?  I don't know how Perl deals with


On Tue, 12 May 2009 14:07:31 -0400 (EDT)
arocker at vex.net wrote:

> A program containing a fairly large "here document" is on a machine I
> cannot access directly. (Somebody else has to run it for me.) The
> code was substantially copied from a program that runs successfully
> there, but it crashes with a complaint that the terminal string was
> not found before EOF on input. (I can't quote Perl versions today.)
> I've tried the usual things to ensure that there are no invisible
> characters lurking on the line, &c., to no avail. The whole program
> cannot be run on my machine, but when I extracted the relevant
> portion for autopsy, it worked.
> This dialogue http://tinyurl.com/ov69dt seems to deal with a similar
> case, but it's old enough that I would expect it to have been fixed
> by now. Has anyone seen anything similar?
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Michael Graham <magog at the-wire.com>

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