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Q: why something perl

A: Because :)

I see a lot of references to how things would be easier if file handles had sigils.

Where do you see them?

I consider such stuff nonsense :)

Things would be much easier, if only things worked the way I thought ... but then they'd be something else ; perl should really work the way I think, I shouldn't have to learn how it works

A filehandle is just another $scalar

Is there some reason why they don't?

scalars are scalars, barewords are barewords ... which sigil would be used?

There isn't a special sigil for objects, or a special sigil for integers, why should filehandles be so special?

See below

Using references works great but mixing references with barewords for STDIN/OUT/ERR seems messy.

Maybe to noobs, you can always use typeglobs or typeglob references, \*STDIN, \*STDOUT, \*STDERR

So there is a sigil for typeglobs, its as close as you can get ... STDIN/STDOUT/STDERR/DATA are the only bareword filehandles I use, the rest are $scalars (only available since perl 5.6.0, and yes, there was perl before 5.6.0 )

In reply to Re: Why don't file handles have sigils? by Anonymous Monk
in thread Why don't file handles have sigils? by 1s44c

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