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Monday June 03, 2002
11:20 AM

Perl 5.8

[ #5386 ]
I was reading over the changelog for Perl 5.8, and this one struck me as kinda cool.

The list form of C<open> is now implemented for pipes (at least on UNIX):

   open($fh,"-|", 'cat', '/etc/motd')

creates a pipe, and runs the equivalent of exec('cat', '/etc/motd') in
the child process.

So, basically a one line fork/exec, right?

Now, sometime this week I get to try and install Perl 5.8 on my BeOS partition (I'll try with and without BONE). I'm sure I'll have plenty of errors to report. :-P

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