i am participating in an online prog contest and only recently started learning perl.
I am programming in windows environment while the contest requires programs executable in linux environment.
The program takes input,a file name, as the first argument in the command line and generates output in the console itself with a new line character.
i start the code with #!/usr/bin/perl and procede with the code.
IT executes perfectly in my windows system with active perl configured while when i upload it to the site they dont accept it.
my question is are there any different ways to compile perl programs into directly executable scripts(this might sound stupid but the site specifically mentions that)
also,as a sample program the contest site gave a hello world program where the print doesnt end with semi colon,are there any perl interpreters don't read ;'s??