Philip Newton wrote: > > On Mon, 3 Apr 2000, Richard Foley wrote: > > > Trying to print out some debugging info with the following statement: > > print "targets($tgt) -> targets(@targets) -> '$dest' (@dest)"; > > > > Produces the following (IMHO strange) output: > > Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) at ..//Perlbug/Email.pm line 815 > > > > The actual string looks like this: > > targets() -> targets(unix win32 module generic macos) -> '' (email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com)"; > > > > OK, there's blank values there, but where's the concatenation or is it one of these healthy (clear) implicit things? > > You're kidding, right? Nope, try it another way: my $str = "$this and @that"; # -> Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) at .. bla bla There may indeed be concatenation going on in building the string, but my question is more to do with whether I'm the only one who thinks the message is a bit misleading with the 'concatenation (.)' bit. I can't see a single period in the string: "$this and @that" and I'm not explicitly joining anything. Woof Ciao Richard Foley --- firstname.lastname@example.org 'Ciao' - shorter than 'Aufwiedersehen'