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Re: why don't filehandles have punctuation before their name?

by turnstep (Parson)
on Apr 24, 2001 at 04:12 UTC ( #74918=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to why don't filehandles have punctuation before their name?

They could have....and don't forget directory handles as well. Some say that Larry just ran out of symbols...
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[erix]: aka: create extension if not exists file_fdw;
[erix]: the annoying thing is that during setup of the 'foreign table' you have to specify all the columns. But that is reasonably automatable (just reading header line, and contruct the needed CREATE FOREIGN TABLE' statement)
[erix]: it may be easier to just slurp your fils into regular tables. Has other infrastructure advantages also (indexes, constraints etc)

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