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Re^2: Storing Lines before and After pattern

by Coruscate (Sexton)
on Jan 27, 2004 at 05:26 UTC ( #324355=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Storing Lines before and After pattern
in thread Storing Lines before and After pattern

If you enjoy saving a few keystrokes here and there (and who doesn't?), you can replace

my $poem; { local $/ = undef; $poem = <DATA>; }

with this:

my $poem = do { local $/; <DATA> };

IMHO, it's not only shorter, it's also more readable, since you are assigning the entore operation to the variable. ;)

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