>>>>> "Kurt" == Kurt D Starsinic <email@example.com> writes: Kurt> Sample implementations of select(), map(), and <> (the Kurt> `diamond' operator) are written in pure Perl. I presume you mean 4-arg select here. Larry said today he'd probably drop 1-arg select. I'd suggest that both forms of select should go in favour of some event driven approach but further discussion is OT right now. -- Stephen "Farcical aquatic ceremonies are no basis for a system of government!"