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So if I put in while (<$fh>) it breaks my my $guess = <> further down in my code. I made that my $guess = <STDIN> and it works fine.

both while(<>){..} and $guess = <> reads from STDIN. Atleast, that is obvious from your code. So, to make while(<fh>){.. work, you have to do this:

my ($words_file) = @ARGV; open( my $fh, "<", $words_file ) or die "can't open file: $!"; my @words; while (<$fh>) { ... } ## later you use chomp(my $guess = <STDIN>); ...
Please, pay attention to the DIRECTION of the "arrow"
  • ">" is 'Writing to' ( OUTPUT )
  • "<" is 'Read from' ( INPUT )
NOTE: Like I mentioned previously, you didn't close the your filehandle!!!

In reply to Re^5: Looking for pointers or optimizations. by 2teez
in thread Looking for pointers or optimizations. by thmsdrew

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