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(Ovid - seek)Re: Closing and re-opening the DATA Filehandle

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Apr 04, 2001 at 23:11 UTC ( #69808=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Closing and re-opening the DATA Filehandle

Rather than opening and closing the file, how about opening it once and using seek DATA, 0, 0 to reposition yourself at the start of __DATA__? Anyone see a problem with this approach?


Update: Oops. I keep forgetting that __DATA__ doesn't behave like a normal filehandle. See tye's answer below.

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Re: (Ovid - seek)Re: Closing and re-opening the DATA Filehandle
by Adam (Vicar) on Apr 04, 2001 at 23:15 UTC
    0, 0 is not the position of __DATA__, its the begining of the file.

    Also, seek still leaves the filehandle attached to error messages, which I don't want.

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