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Mr Hash
April 2, 2002 15:20
Re: Filehandles named with a variable
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$1 is the resultant of a regex match. It don't need to be around very
long, because I build a hash of open filehandles (key = filehandle
string, value = file) at the time I open the file.

And no, I don't close 'em! exit() does just fine.

On 04/02, Timothy Johnson said something like:
> You REALLY shouldn't use $1 for a variable name, though, since it has a
> special meaning.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Gray []
> Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 2:33 PM
> To:;
> Subject: RE: Filehandles named with a variable
> > So, I'm trying to 'open ($1,">>$file")', where $1 is a string 
> > like "cbQosCMPrePolicyPktOverflow".
> > 
> > Obviously, with use strict this does not work. How can I make 
> > it work? I need arbitrarily named filehandles. I know, it 
> > could get rended with gobbleworts if the data gets out of hand...
> Have you tried using eval, like:
> eval "open ($1 ">>$file");select $1";
Mr Hash

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