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File::Temp is about the secure creation of temp files. It gives you back a file handle to the opened file and the file name. If you depend solely on the file name, you could get burned; the file handle points to the actual file File::Temp created.

With File::Copy, you are normally going to be referencing files by name, so converting the name to a file handle carries different hazards.

Consider the two warnings in the context of their respective modules. They are not contradictory unless you remove them from their contexts.

yours,
Michael


In reply to Re: Conflicting usage recommendations: File::Temp and File::Copy by herveus
in thread Conflicting usage recommendations: File::Temp and File::Copy by kilinrax

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