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

by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor)
on Sep 02, 2003 at 20:30 UTC ( #288428=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

How about opening it in binary mode? I would historically use a binmode after opening, but in 5.8 I should be able to use :raw or something like that. When I tried once, I spent a few minutes trying to make it work, and went back to the old way. What's the polished form of the idiom that uses the new syntax for binary files?

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