in reply to Re: How is the default "Input Record Separator" set?
in thread How is the default "Input Record Separator" set?

Nonesense. Record is synonymous with line here. It specifically controls what readline considers a line. (<> is short for readline().)

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Re^3: How is the default "Input Record Separator" set?
by BillKSmith (Prior) on Mar 18, 2021 at 14:09 UTC
    You do have a point, but I still think it makes far more sense to refer to the text between record_separators as 'records' and the text between newlines as 'lines' rather than overloading the word 'line' for both. I suspect that this is why the special variable '$/' is called '$INPUT_RECORD_SEPARATOR'. In this view, it is the name of the function 'readline' that is misleading.
    Bill

      Maybe, but it's still $/ and not :crlf that defines a line. :crlf has absolutely nothing to do with that.

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