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Re: Bug#214036: im: imput doesn't work with Perl 5.8.1

Hi, Steve Kemp wrote:

> The following change makes the code work as expected:

Your change works as expected, but only because the file has just one line.
It's not a general solution.

The general solution is not to use $! as an error indicator in perl. That
doesn't work reliably. Likewise, you can't use 'errno' as an error
indicator in C. _Always_ check the return value.

... or switch to Python.  ;-)

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