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I don't think that's the problem. Using parenthesis is perfectly OK. You have to watch out when you leave them out:

close MAIL || die "couldn't close: $!"; # oops! close MAIL or die "couldn't close: $!"; # correct close(MAIL) || die "couldn't close: $!"; # correct (original post) close(MAIL) or die "couldn't close: $!"; # correct as well
The point here is operator precedence. In the wrong example the || binds tighter than 'close'. That's why the low precedence logical operators (and, or, not, xor) were introduced.

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In reply to Re: Re: Win32 bad file descriptor by Hofmator
in thread Win32 bad file descriptor by Dalin

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