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by gods
on Feb 11, 2000 at 00:06 UTC ( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

My very-candid opinion is that you are creating an unholy monster that you will regret for the entire brief remaining tenure of your employment.   Don’t tie to a file just to avoid reading the thing line-by-line and using split; or, better, using a CSV-file handling package of known provenance.   Don’t try to “cut out seemingly-wasteful steps” only to have the program, for example, crash-and-burn in the middle and in so doing leave your both-input and-output file destroyed.

Step back completely from your present approach and reconsider the whole thing.   You are being led-on into unknown territory by the allure of the unfamiliar.   There are no words of warning strong enough to use here.


In reply to Re: Modify values of tied, split lines in a file by sundialsvc4
in thread Modify values of tied, split lines in a file by glemley8

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