in reply to Re: Multi-line comments in perl code?
in thread Multi-line comments in perl code?

Such an assignment has to end somewhere (semicolon, block end, EOF) to be syntactically correct.

For sake of simplicity, assuming it is really just a comment (as opposed to production data), right on the same line, as in

$comment = <<'EOC'; bla bla EOC

And while you are on it you can even give perl a hint that it can forget about that content as soon as possible:

$comment = <<'EOC' if 0;

Of course, whether you should resort to such "comments" is a completely different question.