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Re: problems redirecting STDOUT and STDERR to a $variable

by philcrow (Priest)
on Feb 15, 2008 at 16:02 UTC ( #668158=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to problems redirecting STDOUT and STDERR to a $variable

When you print without specifying a handle, output goes to the selected handle, which defaults to STDOUT. If you select STDERR, print goes there by default instead. For CGI to work, you must print what the browser receives on STDOUT.

One solution would be to reverse the order of the selects, so STDOUT is left selected after the hot buffering request. Normal practice is to store the return value of the first select and restore it after you finish messing with $|:

my $original_fh = select STDOUT; $| = 1; select STDERR; $| = 1; select $original_fh;
This works even if someone had already hijacked the default output handle.


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Re^2: problems redirecting STDOUT and STDERR to a $variable
by ikegami (Pope) on Feb 15, 2008 at 18:03 UTC
    I prefer
    use IO::Handle qw( ); STDOUT->autoflush(1); STDERR->autoflush(1);

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[LanX]: before digging into deep debugging ... I have a strange UTF8 problem, probably it rings a bell:
[LanX]: two utf8 strings from different sources are base64 encoded, but after joining both the umlauts in teh second get deleted
[Corion]: LanX: You can't just join two base64 strings together
[LanX]: (not a high priority bug because I can use some HTML entities in the second string)
[Corion]: base64 is padded to a multiple of 4 chars (or something)
[LanX]: misunderstanding, I joined them before converting to base64
[Corion]: Also, I would be wary of encodings and try to make really sure that both input strings are UTF-8. Maybe join the input strings from one source together to see whether they decode as bad or not
[Corion]: LanX: Then the problem should persist without encoding to base64 too ;)
[LanX]: I think it's a flag problem ... I'll produce a reprodocable example for SOPW

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