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Re^2: Common Perl Pitfalls
in thread Common Perl Pitfalls
The third solution isn't as portable, though.
is probably available on more platforms than perl
is. Of course, Windows rules the world, and both cat
are ported to Windows -- and, AFAIK, neither comes standard with the OS. Unlike cat
included in the POSIX standard for shell utilities.
Why do you think redefining $/ as I did is a potential problem?
Well, you consider someone modifying the code to be a potential problem. Would if someone modifies your code, and adds a return after the first assignment to $/, but before the second? Would if someone wraps the code in an eval, and the read triggers an exception?