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Re: 'perl -e' and '__DATA__' What's wrong?

by ikegami (Pope)
on Dec 07, 2007 at 08:39 UTC ( #655606=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to 'perl -e' and '__DATA__' What's wrong?

It is an undocumented limit resulting from the choice of code used to implement __DATA__. (Hey a bug! although probably only a documentation bug.)

DATA is (effectively?) the file handle from which Perl reads the source, left pointing at the start of the line after the __DATA__ token.

Since -e doesn't read from a source file, DATA isn't a file handle to the source file.

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