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Re: (tye)Re: 'perl -p' ne 'cat'

by danger (Priest)
on Jun 04, 2002 at 19:57 UTC ( #171621=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (tye)Re: 'perl -p' ne 'cat'
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I often add cases of test data after __END__ or __DATA__ in scripts that use while(<>) loops --- and I used to always switch between <> and <DATA> for testing purposes (and usually forgot to switch back when done). I recall being quite happy a few years back when I realized ("Doh!") I could just leave the bare diamond op and run the script on the test data via  perl -w < script.pl. Actually, I mostly test within the editor by sending the buffer to a filter of  perl -w with output directed to another buffer, but its the same thing.

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