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Re: check if a filehandle is STDOUT when using use strict;

by zwon (Abbot)
on Dec 31, 2012 at 10:39 UTC ( #1011041=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to check if a filehandle is STDOUT when using use strict;

It depends on what do you mean by filehandle is in fact STDOUT. E.g. consider the following:

$ perl -E'open my $foo, "<&=1"; say $foo->fileno; say $foo == \*STDOUT + ? "STDOUT" : "Not STDOUT"' 1 Not STDOUT

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Re^2: check if a filehandle is STDOUT when using use strict;
by ISAI student (Scribe) on Dec 31, 2012 at 10:49 UTC
    I can assume that it gets assigned the value of \*STDOUT I.E. $file= \*STDOUT ;

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