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Re (tilly) 1: How to preserve the value of STDIN

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Sep 22, 2000 at 03:22 UTC ( #33587=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to preserve the value of STDIN



use IO::Scalar; my $data; tie *HACK, 'IO::Scalar', \$data; print HACK <STDIN>; tied(*HACK)->setpos(0); *STDIN = *HACK;
Now if you don't destroy anything, reading from STDIN gives you what is already in $data which is what was in STDIN.

The idea was good but apparently copying tied stuff like that does not maintain the tie. (I shoulda known that, sorry.) Try this code instead:

use IO::Scalar; $data = join '', <STDIN>; my $s; tie *STDIN, 'IO::Scalar', \$s; print STDIN $data; tied(*STDIN)->setpos(0);
I tested this by adding
print $data; print <STDIN>;
after it, running it, and typing into it.

My apologies for the initial mistake.

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(Ovid) RE: Re (tilly) 1: How to preserve the value of STDIN
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Sep 22, 2000 at 03:58 UTC
      I don't understand why it works, this is pure magic

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