wolf blaum wrote:Not sure I see why adding a concatenation helped? The OP's code works> For Quality purpouses, Ajey Kulkarni 's mail on Saturday 24 January 2004 17:52
> may have been monitored or recorded as:
>>>>i would like to quickly append a string to a variable.
>>>>open NEWFH, "> $filename.new" or die "new procmailrc err";
>>where $filename has /tmp/xyz
>>Anything really silly here??
> Nothing I didnt do wrong at least a thousand times:
> open NEWFH, "> $filename".".new" or die "new procmailrc err";
> will do it.
> perldoc perlop:
> Gory details of parsing quoted constructs
> When presented with something that might have several dif-
> ferent interpretations, Perl uses the DWIM (that's "Do
> What I Mean") principle to pick the most probable inter-
> pretation. This strategy is so successful that Perl pro-
> grammers often do not suspect the ambivalence of what they
> write. But from time to time, Perl's notions differ sub-
> stantially from what the author honestly meant.
> This is one of the latter cases.
fine in my 5.8.0 RH 9.0 install and the dot isn't significant within the
double quotes since it isn't a property or namespace token separator
like in other languages. Is this version dependent, or maybe UTF-8