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Re^3: What is refactoring?

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Nov 10, 2002 at 15:59 UTC ( #211762=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: What is refactoring?
in thread Cannot read in multiple lines

Localizing a typeglob to get a scope-bound filehandle is not necessarily a good idea for various other reasons as well.

Oh. Didn't know there were other possible problems. What are they?

I know of the gensym solution for early perls - but since 99% of the time overriding the non-IO bits of the glob hasn't been an issue for me I stuck with the local method when I couldn't autovivify the filehandle.

Curious to know what the other possible pitfalls are.

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