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Re: Re: a learning exercise - diary program

by a (Friar)
on Jan 27, 2001 at 09:56 UTC ( #54725=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: a learning exercise - diary program
in thread a learning exercise - diary program

Just a guess, but there may be a misunderstanding in the reuse of *diary.
@diary = 'path/to/diary.txt'; open(DIARY,">>@diary") or die "can't open file: $!";
(its a good idea to do 'or die "can't open @diary: $!"' well not '@diary' but the var holding the file name in the die stmt, as in 'or die "can't open diary file $file: $!"') is odd and just sort of lucky. You're mixing the Array @diary in a scalar context, er, I think that'll just make
$diary[$[] eq "/path/to/diary.txt";
fortunately, putting the @diary in a quote context unrolls it as if join("", @diary) which gives you back "/path/to/dairy.txt"

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