Perl Gem, Filehandle Quoting
This Perl code actually does not emit any warnings or errors!
#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; </table>
On further investigation, this code ...
#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; my @q = </table asdf>; print "Length: ", scalar(@q), "\n"; print "$_\n" foreach @q;
... generates this output ...
Length: 2 /table asdf
While the notation <table> would emit an error (because the filehandle named "table" isn't open and thus can't be read from), if the junk inside the brackets is not a single bareword, Perl treats it more like qw-quoting, where it separates the inside on spaces and returns it as a list of strings. There Are Too Many Ways To Do It.