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in reply to Re: Regarding STDOUT and indirect object notation for print
in thread Regarding STDOUT and indirect object notation for print

Interesting. It didn't seem necessary. Without it, the error still refers to the IO::Handle package. Any reason why it seems to "know" to refer to IO::Handle, yet requires the explicit 'use IO::Handle;' statement?

According to Intermediate Perl, IO::Handle is being used behind the scenes anyway.. so why the explicit statement? "Just cause"? :)