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Re: Catching errors in closing lexical filehandles

by ikegami (Patriarch)
on Sep 27, 2004 at 14:32 UTC ( [id://394178]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Catching errors in closing lexical filehandles

As an aside, that snippet works in 5.6.1, and as far as I know, worked with much earlier versions too. What was introduced in in 5.8.0 was the ability to use a reference for the filename as an alternative to IO::Scalar.
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Re^2: Catching errors in closing lexical filehandles
by gaal (Parson) on Sep 27, 2004 at 14:57 UTC
    On 5.005_03, you'd get a "Can't use an undefined value as filehandle reference" error at compilation. Hence the gensym.
      I see, thanks! good to know what works and doesn't work in which version. I'm so used to using FileHandle, which uses gensym.

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