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Re: bareword in sysopen?

by periapt (Hermit)
on Oct 20, 2008 at 14:07 UTC ( #718228=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to bareword in sysopen?

According to the doc page DB_File uses the constants defined in the dbopen function library. A quick web search on "man dbopen" suggest that the constants defined in fcntl.h are part of this library so I would try "use Fcntl" to see if that clears up your errors.

Interestingly, the doc page indicates that using O_WRONLY as a flag to the open action will produce an error since it doesn't make any sense to open a database for writing only. It's probably a different, non-db, file that is being opened this way.

PJ
use strict; use warnings; use diagnostics;


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Re^2: bareword in sysopen?
by chrism01 (Friar) on Oct 21, 2008 at 07:47 UTC
    'it doesn't make any sense to open a database for writing only.'

    Why? Makes perfect sense to me. Its just another data store.

      Mmmmm, you'll have to take that up with the writers of dbopen. That was their reasoning for making O_WRONLY trip an error.

      PJ
      use strict; use warnings; use diagnostics;

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