It is funny you use the open close example because I always use.
open (FILEHANDLE, '>', $filename);
Becuase I did not like open needing parens but close not. So I used this to visually help see the open and close statements.
The thing is it has worked for me but I have never known if I am setting myself up for a fall later.
"No matter where you go, there you are." BB
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