bsb has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I managed to segfault perl 5.8.8 on linux with this
$ perl -we 'open O, "> /dev/null"; print O (scalar readline)' Filehandle O opened only for output at -e line 1. Segmentation fault (core dumped)
For some reason I thought readline defaulted to STDIN, not that it matters. Can someone check if blead does this too?