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Re^2: Using the contents of

by JadeNB (Chaplain)
on Sep 22, 2008 at 18:53 UTC ( #713073=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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You could tie the filehandle to a scalar, implementing the READLINE, GETC, and READ methods appropriately. See Tying Filehandles. (I thought there must be a CPAN module to do this—sort of the converse of Tie::File—but a cursory search didn't find it.)

UPDATE: IO::String and IO::Stringy both seem to be the sort of thing that you'd want here. The documentation suggests that they're only useful on older versions that don't support lexical filehandles, but it seems to me that lexical filehandles don't suffice for your situation.

UPDATE 2: ikegami pointed out what I was missing (i.e., why you shouldn't tie after all). Thanks!

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[GrandFather]: It's a good day end here Corion. The start was somewhat less than average!
[Corion]: GrandFather: All's well that ends well? ;)
[GrandFather]: I'm fighting with a third party device our software is to support. The documentation for the device's SDK is quite a lot less than average and most of today was spent ...
[GrandFather]: discovering that one of the sensors for the device lies about the gain range it is using!
[GrandFather]: However, by the end of the day I had discovered its deceptions and now have it working correctly, so yes, all's well that ends well. :-D
[Corion]: GrandFather: Ah, (hardware) APIs - I have a similar situation with Chrome and its API... It is fairly underdocumented and I guess I have to hunt...
[Corion]: ... down supposedly working code to find out what I'm supposed to do
[GrandFather]: I haven't any "working code" to inspect! I have to find ways to generate reference signals then check the numbers I get at the far end match.

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