any character matching doesn't yield expected result in PERL
i have some issues with pattern matching in PERL.
print $1;i expect the o/p as
5.555555abcd but it gives only 5.555555
i believe "." should match any character hence any aphabets also.
There is one more question,
1) when i assign $_ = 5.555555abcd;
here it is without quotes.
It throws an error saying "opeartor" missing.
why it is so? Eitherways, when there are no spaces in between, i think quotes are not mandatory.
can somebody clear this queries of mine?