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Re^2: What is refactoring?
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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.