in reply to Re: using binmode() to override default encoding specified in "use open"
in thread using binmode() to override default encoding specified in "use open"

Thank you for the response. The fourth paragraph of my initial post explains why I'm using binmode rather than this solution.

Your additional notes are good advice, but I omitted error checking, etc., from my example because I simplified my code to include only the relevant bits. I apologize for not stating this explicitly; I wrongly presumed it was clear from constructions like if 1 that are pointless in production code. (In practice I use autodie to avoid having to individually check every open with identical logic or to write my own open wrapper.)