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Re: Re: Perl Idioms Explained - my $string = do { local $/; <FILEHANDLE> };

by antirice (Priest)
on Aug 30, 2003 at 13:07 UTC ( #287906=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl Idioms Explained - my $string = do { local $/; <FILEHANDLE> };
in thread Perl Idioms Explained - my $string = do { local $/; <FILEHANDLE> };

Check here (tye solution) for why this may cause problems in some code.

Of course, you could shorten his solution slightly:

my $data= do { local( *ARGV, $/ ) = [ $filename ]; <> };

Globs are such fun. Hope this helps.

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[Corion]: Andd using the Linux-For-Windows thing isn't great for throwaway environments either, and I'm too lazy to set up VMware or whatever ;)

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