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RE: My favorite looping mechanism in Perl is:

by Simplicus (Monk)
on May 09, 2000 at 22:55 UTC ( #10792=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My favorite looping mechanism in Perl is:

foreach is cool, but without while you couldn't say while(<FILE>), which is cool, too...

Simplicus


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RE: RE: My favorite looping mechanism in Perl is:
by BBQ (Deacon) on May 10, 2000 at 20:14 UTC
    AHA! But you CAN! One of my 1st posts (back in December) was exactly on this topic. The only reason why its not good to do a
    foreach (<FILE>) { }
    is because the whole FH gets thrown into memory before the iterations (or so I've been told). But, yeah, practically it wouldn't be that good...

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