It seems only prudent to avoid two-argument open()
whenever the name of
the file is in any way variable. The danger
of sudden misbehavior when a filename begins with whitespace
... not to mention the danger of ">" and "|" ... urge the
use of 3-arg open()
at least. And of course
there is great flexibility in sysopen()
Now, have I missed this particular boat, or are most
uses of open() just plain dinghy?
-- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos
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