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Re: Perl Idioms Explained - my $string = do { local $/; };

by BUU (Prior)
on Aug 29, 2003 at 18:45 UTC ( #287794=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl Idioms Explained - my $string = do { local $/; <FILEHANDLE> };

What about the 'idiom' my $data = do{local(@ARGV,$/)='file.txt';<>}
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Re: Re: Perl Idioms Explained - my $string = do { local $/; <FILEHANDLE> };
by antirice (Priest) on Aug 30, 2003 at 13:07 UTC

    Check here (tye solution) for why this may cause problems in some code.

    Of course, you could shorten his solution slightly:

    my $data= do { local( *ARGV, $/ ) = [ $filename ]; <> };

    Globs are such fun. Hope this helps.

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