in reply to Re: Parsing Sequence Records
in thread Parsing Sequence Records

I definitely agree with the three-argument syntax you are suggesting, but I think that MidLifeXis's comment was even more important: checking whether the file could be open. I would therefore suggest this possible syntax:
my $input_file = "/Users/Desktop/Pipelines/fungi.1.aa.hypothetical.faa +"); my $output_file = "Users/Desktop/Pipelines/fungi.1.aa.hypothetical50.f +aa"); open my $in, '<', $input_file or die "could not open $input_file $!"; open my $out, '>', $output_file or die "could not open $output_file $! +";

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Re^3: Parsing Sequence Records
by thezip (Vicar) on May 07, 2014 at 22:29 UTC

    I always use autodie, so its a moot point for me... :-)

    *My* tenacity goes to eleven...