Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Jun 19 21:21:59 UTC 2001

Matthew C Aycock <matt at> writes:

> I am trying to use the current (as of this morning) cvs tree on Solaris
> 8 4/01 and I have having some problems with controlchan. I am using perl

> 	Summary of my perl5 (5.0 patchlevel 4 subversion 4) configuration

> on solaris 8 and getting a syntax error on controlchan:

> /news/bin/perl -cw /news/bin/controlchan
> syntax error at /news/bin/controlchan line 326, near ""    $_\n" foreach "
> /news/bin/controlchan had compilation errors.

> The offending line in controlchan is:
> 	print LOGFILE "    $_\n" foreach (@$headers, '', @$body, '');

> I know nothing about perl, so I thought I would ask the list. Is anyone
> else having similar problems?

That construct is pretty new (at least 5.005, maybe 5.6).  I've now
changed it to:

    foreach (@$headers, '', @$body, '') {
        print LOGFILE "    $_\n";

which will work with any version of Perl 5.

Thanks for the report!

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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