Can't be the -w after the shebang, the system log would not change the case of the character..and it specifically references a "W" not a "w".
This is a long shot..but are you writing this code in a windows environment then moving it to a *unix server? The following line might be your culprit because of the carriage return after the "return"...
Try it this way:
There are instances where carriage returns are translated into "." thus the concatonation reference in the warning...I'd like it if you tried taking it out just to humor me...
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