Chady has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

just seems that I'm braindead today. Why does this piece of code break?

#!perl -w use strict; my @c = q' # % ( / 3 6 7 @ B C G Q R ^ s t ~ '; print $c[2]; # breaks into : # Use of uninitialized value in print at line 6.

I even tried to join the array with this:

print join ('|', @c); # results in: # % ( / 3 6 7 @ B C G Q R ^ s t ~

where am I going wrong? I guess there is something special about the characters?

The qw() operator works as far as joining the array, but breaks with -w and gives this warning.

Possible attempt to put comments in qw() list at line 4.

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