Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Clear questions and runnable code
get the best and fastest answer

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
No they won't. Your array will still hold a copy and they all will be kept open.
I meant: "in a general situation". In this particular one I suggested to explicitly close the entries kept in the array. I also included a footnote mentioning the ref thing.
These file handles are references, are they not? You could try weaken these references in the array, and they'll automatically go away as normal leaving just an undef in place.
This is a very interesting suggestion, although I have no experience myself weakening references. I won't try because this is not my problem, but I will keep it in mind for when it may be of some use for me...

In reply to Re^3: How to close all open file descriptors after a fork? by blazar
in thread How to close all open file descriptors after a fork? by nneul

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others imbibing at the Monastery: (2)
    As of 2015-10-08 23:33 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?

      Does Humor Belong in Programming?

      Results (232 votes), past polls