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Have you really not tried putting those first 13 lines into a separate file, ...

Of course, that exactly what I did. I posted the error because I've never encountered it before and wondered if anyone knew what caused it.

As for the why. Why do you ever put DATA in a script? Same reasons apply.

For the specifics of this occasion. I'd just copied the data out of another much bigger file with mixed content -- rather than write what would be a moderately complex parser -- to see what if any sense I could make of it. It was sat in the paste buffer when I opened a new file in my editor to write my scratch script and thought, why bother with a separate file...

Then the error occurred and the rest you see here.


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In reply to Re^2: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process? by BrowserUk
in thread The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process?[Problem disappeared!] by BrowserUk

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