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Re: create .ncx files

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Jan 08, 2013 at 17:26 UTC ( #1012292=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to create .ncx files

This is your actual program:
open( FH, "+>toc1.ncx" ); $OH1 = select(FH); open( FILE, 'b.txt' ) or die "$!"; while (<FILE>) { if ( m/^(ISBN Number|book title|Cover|Half|Title|Copyright|Content|Preface) +:(.*)/ ) { push( @arr, $2 ); } }
Your print statement will never execute as it was turned into a comment.

So what is your question? Assume we know nothing about ".ncx"-files.

Some very preliminary comments are:

  1. You are not using "use strict; use warnings;
  2. You are using two argument open rather than the three argument version.
  3. You are not using lexical filehandles.
  4. "Kidnapping" the standard out filehandle and pointing it to a file is probably a bad idea. It is better to use an explicit filehandle in your print-statements.


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