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Is there a leak/bug in glob()?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 13, 1999 at 03:42 UTC ( #801=perlfaq nodetype: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at perldoc.perl.org.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

Due to the current implementation on some operating systems, when you use the glob() function or its angle-bracket alias in a scalar context, you may cause a leak and/or unpredictable behavior. It's best therefore to use glob() only in list context.

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