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in reply to Re^8: perl 5.12 BSD portability (CPAN test result)...print
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Without an explicit filehandle, where does the output of print $x go? How is Perl to tell the difference between "print the contents of $_ to the filehandle in $x" from "print the contents of $x to the currently selected filehandle"?