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Re^2: multi-line parsing

by AnomalousMonk (Bishop)
on Mar 31, 2009 at 21:34 UTC ( #754544=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: multi-line parsing
in thread multi-line parsing

You could also undef the separator and match globally ...
Be aware that the code given will globally alter the $/ package variable (see perlvar).

A more 'idiomatic' way to slurp the contents of a file without globally changing  $/ (if you do not use the File::Slurp module or an equivalent) is with the statement

my $file_contents = do { local $/; <$file_handle> };
or
my $file_contents = do { local $/; <FILEHANDLE> };

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Re^3: multi-line parsing
by Nkuvu (Priest) on Mar 31, 2009 at 21:43 UTC

    That's what I get for writing up a note just before lunch. I missed the local (but normally include that when altering the record separator). Thanks for the correction.

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