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Re: Getting filehandle access modes on Windowsby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Sep 28, 2012 at 20:54 UTC||Need Help??|
apparently fcntl on that platform can't be used to determine filehandle access modes.
I wrote Win32::Fmode to address that very problem.
Unfortunately, the underlying method used by both requires XS -- that was the only method I could find for gaining access to the information.
I'm not guaranteeing there isn't a non-XS method, but I looked pretty hard at the time and didn't find one.
it uses XS and I'd like something that's pure Perl, as installing XS code on Windows boxes is not something I wish on anyone.
PPM makes it simple. Far simpler than installing pure perl modules on *nix in fact.
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