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Re^2: Of Symbol Tables and Globs

by Random_Walk (Prior)
on Jul 20, 2005 at 12:03 UTC ( #476478=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Of Symbol Tables and Globs
in thread Of Symbol Tables and Globs

For those intrigued as I was here is a link to Symbol documentation. And a brief cut'n'past from aforementioned docs ...

Symbol::gensym creates an anonymous glob and returns a reference to it. Such a glob reference can be used as a file or directory handle.

A search found it used to open a bunch of file handled in the days before you could do lexical file handles (see first answer in Open file issues)


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