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How about opening it in binary mode? I would historically use a binmode after opening, but in 5.8 I should be able to use :raw or something like that. When I tried once, I spent a few minutes trying to make it work, and went back to the old way. What's the polished form of the idiom that uses the new syntax for binary files?


In reply to Re: Re: Perl Idioms Explained - my $string = do { local $/; <FILEHANDLE> }; by John M. Dlugosz
in thread Perl Idioms Explained - my $string = do { local $/; <FILEHANDLE> }; by jeffa

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