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Is push(@array, $_) while <DF>; really that much slower?
Why not just @array = <DF> or push @array, <DF> ?
Hmm.. as i was about to hit 'Create' i think i answered my own question -- those two make a copy of the whole <DF> array first, right? where your push/while avoids it ...

Also, to OP's first part, you can use Perl Idioms Explained - my $string = do { local $/; <FILEHANDLE> }; to slurp the whole file ...

In reply to Re^2: How can you sysread an entire file? by davidrw
in thread How can you sysread an entire file? by NeilF

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