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Re: write/syswrite return value differences

by dave_the_m (Prior)
on Nov 24, 2011 at 10:15 UTC ( #939843=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to write/syswrite return value differences

why on earth write() isn't returning the number of bytes written?
Because the write() method (which is just a thin wrapper round print()), does buffering, so it will never return having output less bytes than you requested (unless there's an error, in which case it returns false). So there's not a lot of point in returning the number of bytes written.


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