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Not sure if I fully understand what you mean by "\n" is not portable? What exactly is the implication. I've run some tests and it seems to work OK on the files I've used it on (Windows XP & Unix).

My ISP counts IO operations. Doing a "while <DF>" would mean an IO operation (I believe) for every 512 bytes of data as it is buffered in. By using sysread the whole file is read in by one IO operation. Hence me going down this approach...

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

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    [hippo]: Why not?
    [1nickt]: That's good! I suppose the cpanfile would be the same however the app distro is structured ...
    [1nickt]: hippo no reason why not other than wanting to check an assumption :-)
    [hippo]: For a self-contained application which can therefore ensure thread safety it seems like a sensible approach.
    [choroba]: No, if there are no threads, then the user wants to use MCE. If there are threads, the user can choose.
    [1nickt]: choroba Understood. I'm wondering about the logic in a cpanfile. If the perl doesn't support threads, it's easy: require MCE. If the perl does support threads, as you say the user has a choice, so require both? Or, assume that irrespective of the choide

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