It's showing really funky behavior; on the simple test text:
Chiseling bastard, with his monkeys and cheese! Whenever the rolling doily hits the left wing, the whole plane shudders a few times, and burning things fly out of the engine. That's probably bad, huh?
Where am I?
it drops the last line completely on the output.
I still need to fiddle around a little more to make sure it's not working right -- the first text I tested with was pretty screwed up, all random punctuation and such (I wanted to see how robust this method was), but missing a sentence out of something with such normal punctuation isn't good enough.
I also have to leave for now, but I expect to get a chance to Perl a little again later, sometime after I watch _Blue Velvet_. It will be the first David Lynch movie I ever see.
I hope that's a good thing.