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(RhetTbull) Re: stdout question

by RhetTbull (Curate)
on Nov 26, 2001 at 01:32 UTC ( #127424=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to stdout question

Depending on what you're trying to do, backticks may be what you're looking for. Executing something like:
my $stuff = `foo`;
will capture whatever foo printed to stdout in the variable $stuff. Alternatively, you can get more complicated output filtering with Filter::Handle.

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[choroba]: unit tests++
[choroba]: The only problem you can't solve by adding more tests is the problem of having too many tests.
[stevieb]: choroba Been there, done that :) Better too many than not enough though!
[stevieb]: I very often write a base set of unit tests before writing any code. It helps dictate the API, and ensures my earliest of ideas stay on track.

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