I hadn't thought of this, but it's quite a useful thing to do. I have to look up my Perl 5 pocket reference every time I do seek
because I have a mental block abt whether the position comes before or after the whence (somehow it makes more sense that it shd come after, actually)... the trouble is, I can't actually think up a snappy mnenomic for FPW. The best I cd do was appropriate for foulmouthed people who don't like accountants, viz **** Price Waterhouse
. The asterisks are fine because I know the filehandle comes first ;-). But perhaps the process of looking for a mnenomic will break my blockage and I'll be able to remember anyhow.
§ George Sherston