[lug] perl question

Justin Simoni justin at skazat.com
Sun Apr 9 22:36:03 MDT 2000

you might want to check out the first sin of perl: 


"1. Implicit Behaviors and Hidden Context Dependencies" 

doesn't make sense of me ;) 
but might clear up something. 


-justin simoni
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    -andrew perez


> Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 11:36:02 -0600
> From: Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu>
> To: Blug <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
> Subject: [lug] perl question
> Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> When you open a file and do a while loop like this
> while (<$filename>){
> blah;
> blah;
> blah;
> }
> why is it that if you do another while loop similar to the above that
> nothing happens?
> I am assuming that it is because the file pointer (or whatever perl
> uses) is at the end of the file and needs to be reinitialized.  If
> that's the case is there another way to re-initialize the file pointer
> besides closing the file and re-opening it?
> Hugh


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