Schuyler D. Erle on Wed, 17 Nov 1999 14:10:10 -0500 (EST)

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Re: Virus.

> You didn't try did you? First of all, BEGIN blocks are executed as soon
> as compiled - that's before __DATA__ was seen, hence there's no DATA
> filehandle. Secondly, it needs a second change of the file, putting a
> __DATA__ at the end. Which is, if there's already a __END__ there, not very
> useful.

Oops. Never tried that in a BEGIN block before, never occurred to me it would make a difference. I've been working with Perl for three years, and I learn something new about it almost every day.

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