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Re^3: File::Glob infinate loop with while loop unlike core glob function

by jpl (Monk)
on Jul 29, 2011 at 18:30 UTC ( #917517=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: File::Glob infinite loop with while loop unlike core glob function
in thread File::Glob infinite loop with while loop unlike core glob function

The comment, was, indeed, targeted at the anonymous poster (or anyone else contemplating filing a bug report). I can see where the snippet you quote could be misleading. The glob core function does do "while magic". I suspect that is a decision they wish they could undo.
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