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Re^4: Wrong idioms (open $fh, '<', undef)

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 30, 2013 at 02:39 UTC ( #1026225=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Wrong idioms (open $fh, '<', undef)
in thread Wrong idioms

And what is to say that is not both a useful feature and exactly what the user intends?

Hmm, open a file for reading, not append, can't read from it, can't write to it -- makes perfect sense, very useful


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Re^5: Wrong idioms (open $fh, '<', undef)
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Mar 30, 2013 at 02:45 UTC
    Hmm, open a file for reading, not append, can't read from it, can't write to it -- makes perfect sense, very useful

    If it is a non-useful behaviour, then it is open that is at fault and should be fixed.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      If it is a non-useful behaviour, then it is open that is at fault and should be fixed.

      clownshoes

        Really? Seems like a pretty useful testing strategy to me:

        open I, '<', undef or die $!;; print fileno( I );; 3 print eof(I);; 1

        Don't seem to matter how big the shoes you wear are, they don't stop you from putting your foot in your mouth.


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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