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Re^3: Forcing array context on a file handle

by QM (Parson)
on Nov 02, 2012 at 12:31 UTC ( #1001957=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Forcing array context on a file handle
in thread Forcing array context on a file handle

That works for files in the default case, because every line will have a newline or somesuch, and will not be an empty string. For counting, map would be more appropriate than grep. But tobyink showed the idiom above:
my $lines =()= <$file>;

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