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Re: Re: Cannot read in multiple lines

by tachyon (Chancellor)
on Nov 04, 2002 at 10:19 UTC ( #210150=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Cannot read in multiple lines
in thread Cannot read in multiple lines

We don't need the close - the filehandle will automatically be closed when it falls out of scope.

Actually that is wrong. FILE globs are not locally scoped.

C:\>type sub open_file_handle { open FILE, ">c:/test.txt" or die $! } open_file_handle(); print FILE "This file handle is not closed!" or die $! C:\>perl C:\>type test.txt This file handle is not closed! C:\>

If you really feel that not explicitly closing your filehandles is good programming practice and want to depend on Perl doing it for you you need to use

open my $fh, $file or die $!;

From memory this is only valid for Perl 5.6+




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Re^3: Cannot read in multiple lines
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Nov 07, 2002 at 03:04 UTC

    Quite correct. Me very very foolish. Bad Adrian.

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