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Monday January 05, 2004
04:38 PM

What does $/ means at all?

[ #16651 ]

I need to process files. These files are big! The type of process cannot be done line by line. But it can be done using small chunks. Then, why not define $/ and read chunk at a time?

It seemed to be a good solution, but perl uses too many memory (although chunks are 300 bytes long).

An elegant solution which does not works... let think in another one...

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  • You are perhaps setting "$/ = 300;" when you should be setting $/ = \300;. With the former, "<>" thinks the string "300" is the line terminator (so you could get very large chunks). The latter reads 300 bytes at a time.