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writing to a log file....
Or possibly this is a buffering issue.
The data gets written to the actual file only if a certain amount of it is accumulated in the buffer. (Or something to that effect.)
Try select LOG; $|++; before the first </code>print LOG</code> statement or simply $|++; at the beginning of your file.
Use two parentheses: (Like this: :) )
Use one parenthesis: (Like this: :)
Reverse direction of the smiley: (Like this: (: )
Use angle/square brackets instead of parentheses
Use C-style commenting to set the smiley off from the closing parenthesis
Make the smiley a dunce: (:>
I disapprove of emoticons
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