That's right... specifically, it depends on what is currently in @ARGV
(if there's anything in @ARGV
, the contents are treated as file names, and the files are magically opened and read from... if @ARGV
is empty, it'll read from STDIN).
If the intent is to read from STDIN, then do so, explicitly, by <STDIN>. If the intent is to process files, generically, either named files or files piped through, then use <>. In the case of the original post, which seems to be (maybe) testing some external code and trying to sandbox it, somewhat, it might just be a good idea to localize @ARGV (that is, to extend the sandbox beyond just STDIN and STDOUT (why isn't he also tieing STDERR, then, though?) to include the command line).
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