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Re: Re: What the @#%* lost again!

by svsingh (Priest)
on Jul 02, 2003 at 21:39 UTC ( #270975=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: What the @#%* lost again!
in thread problem opening and reading from a file

Thanks for letting me know that Abigail. I didn't realize you could use reserved words in filehandles. I guess it's just more of a recommendation that you don't use them. Thanks again.

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Re: What the @#%* lost again!
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Jul 02, 2003 at 22:49 UTC
    Well, I carefully worded it "all-caps words with a special meaning". BEGIN isn't a reserved word. However, you can use reserved words as file handles, as long as you quote them when appropriate:
    #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; open print => "/etc/passwd" or die; print while <print>; __END__

    If you replace the => with a comma, the code above won't compile.


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