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Re^3: Temporary text files with File::Temp

by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor)
on Feb 26, 2008 at 07:55 UTC ( #670251=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Temporary text files with File::Temp
in thread Temporary text files with File::Temp

The problem is that the default for normal open and the default for temfile is different.

Teach to always specify the mode of a file, text or binary, because on some platforms it matters. For that matter, be clear about the character encoding too.

Maybe you should update the File::Temp module.

Or, write your own tempfile function that calls the regular open. That way you have consistent semantics. That's what I do.

—John


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