Today, jus looked into some stuff n perl..

  • scalar variables in perl can have any number characters .. can be as long as u wish, unless it follows the set of rules for variables. In most of the prog langs that I referred, there was always an restriction in the length ofvariables in one way or the other, though I don have the data to list in a table, wil try to update on them soon
  • Its not elseif its elsif
  • and we need to chop the i/p sometimes to remove the new line char