How to prompt a user for input in Perl

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The following markup can be used to produce a prompt for user input in Perl.

#!/usr/bin/perl

print "Is the earth flat (y/n)? \n";
my $answer = <STDIN>;
chomp $answer;

 

The input provided in the prompt will almost always be used in an if statement.

if ($answer eq n) {
    print "Very good! You are not influenced by ridiculous media trends. \n";
} else {
    print "Try again! \n";
}

 



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