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Id: 1081
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: perl5

Owner: Nobody
Requestors: gbarr <gbarr [at]>

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PatchStatus: (no value)
Severity: medium
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Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 13:23:26 -0500
From: Graham Barr <gbarr [...]>
To: Gurusamy Sarathy <gsar [...]>
Cc: Tom Christiansen <tchrist [...]>, Nicholas Clark <nick [...]>, Ed Peschko <ed_peschko [...]>, perl5-porters [...]
Subject: Re: Open filehandles for 'used' files...
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I think we have got ahead of ourselve here. looking at the code more closely __END__ will only keep the file open if !PL_in_eval which is only true for the script perl is called with. Also Package::DATA is only set with __DATA__. __END__ will ALWAYS set main::DATA So __END__ in packages should not be keeping the filehandle open so I think that what happens now is the right thing todo. so what was the problem again ? -- Since you're clearly mad as a mongoose, I'll bid you good-day. -- Edmund to Captain Rum : Black Adder II "Potato"

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