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Re: what is the meaning of $| in perl?

by vinoth.ree (Monsignor)
on Mar 11, 2014 at 08:52 UTC ( #1077815=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to what is the meaning of $| in perl?

Whenever you print data on a filehandle, it will be buffered and the data will not be availale in the file, until the buffer get full.

In Perl, we can not turn the buffering off, but you can get the same benefits by making the filehandle hot.

Here in you code select(LOGFILE); make the LOGFILE filehandle to be selected and $|=1, which is the special variable in perl, If you set it to a true value, it makes the current filehandle hot. So Perl will flush the data in the buffer immediately once you print on that; select will return the currect filehandle.

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