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Re: Why is the error thrown from close(FH) when the error is the missing <> on while(FH)?

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 01, 2013 at 03:28 UTC ( #1016434=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why is the error thrown from close(FH) when the error is the missing <> on while(FH)?

Given the the file handle is actually is, error is coming from the condition for while ...

# cat p.pl ; perl p.pl use strict; open FH , '<' , $0 or die "open failed: $!"; while( FH ) { last; } close FH or die "close failed: $!"; __END__ Bareword "FH" not allowed while "strict subs" in use at p.pl line 11. Execution of p.pl aborted due to compilation errors

... despite the line number reported. open & close can deal with a bareword file handle but not loop condition.

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