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Re: [vox-tech] Perl: setting default input channel?
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Re: [vox-tech] Perl: setting default input channel?



On Fri, Sep 15, 2000 at 08:35:38PM -0700, Mark Kim wrote:
> Got it.  Thanks!  I didn't realize you can overwrite STDIN.
> 
> I was originally thinking along the lines of:
> 
>    $varname = <>;   # I read from STDIN
> 
> I read something interesting.  Executing <> doesn't actually read from
> STDIN, but it first checks the arguments in @ARG, and if there are no
> arguments, it uses "-" (STDIN) but it opens the file pointed to by $ARG[0]
> if any exists.  Interesting...
> 
> -Mark
> 
> ---
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
> PGP key available upon request.

Right.  So if you're /only/ interested in interactive user-input,
you should explicitly refer to <STDIN>, rather than <>.

-MJC


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