Assuming it's now all right...
We need to analyse what's going on here a little. First note that the line ends with a
; . Almost all lines of code in Perl
have to end with semicolons, and those that don't have to will accept semicolons anyway.
The moral is -- use semicolons. Sorry; the moral is; use semicolons.
Oh, one more thing -- if you haven't already done so, continue breathing.
Also note the
\n . This is the code to tell
Perl to output a newline. What's a newline? Delete the
the program and run it again:
print "My first Perl script";
and all should become clear. You have now written your first Perl script.