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Really? I can reproduce the OP's results on WinXP and Linux.

WinXP, Perl 5.8.8, ActivePerl 820

>perl -e"print qq{print <<ENDHERE\nabc\nENDHERE}" > >perl Can't find string terminator "ENDHERE" anywhere before EOF at +line 1. >perl -e"print qq{print <<ENDHERE\nabc\nENDHERE\n}" > >perl abc >

Linux, Perl 5.8.4

$ perl -e'print qq{print <<ENDHERE\nabc\nENDHERE}' > $ perl Can't find string terminator "ENDHERE" anywhere before EOF at +line 1. $ perl -e'print qq{print <<ENDHERE\nabc\nENDHERE\n}' > $ perl abc $

If I were to guess, I'd say the parser looks for <"\nENDHERE\n"> instead of <"\nENDHERE" followed by either "\n" or end of file>, and it does so because it's easier and because every line is suppose to end with a line feed in unix.

In reply to Re^2: Why do here-docs have to end with a newline, not EOF? by ikegami
in thread Why do here-docs have to end with a newline, not EOF? by Cody Pendant

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