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Re^2: read()

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 08, 2007 at 03:10 UTC ( #619941=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: read()
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Why can't you `my @data = <FILEHANDLE>;` for binary data? It won't exactly be logically split, but `my $r = join '', @data` works perfectly fine.... Of course, I wouldn't want a huge file in memory...

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Re^3: read()
by alpha (Scribe) on Mar 11, 2008 at 09:26 UTC
    This way you effectively pwn all of the chr(10) in your binary file... which is bad. The better "slurping" solution is to undef$/ and then using <>;

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