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Why don't my <

Check for these three things:

  1. There must be no space after the << part.
  2. There (probably) should be a semicolon at the end.
  3. You can't (easily) have any space in front of the tag.

Source: Perl FAQ: Data Manipulation
Copyright: Copyright (c) 1997 Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington.
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