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File format for Perl

File format for Perl

File format for Perl

I am prodominetly a VB and VC programmer , hense I am new to Perl. I have a question? What format does Perl save information in on disk? I.E. If I wanted to write a VB or VC program to access data saved by a perl script into a file. What format does perl save the file in??  Any help would be appreciated...  John Stephens

RE: File format for Perl

What format do you want to save it in? :)

Perl's main strength is text based info.  Processing text if perl's original raison d'etre.  However it's grown to the point whereby it's capable of handling literally anything you want to throw it at.  Want to read databases?  Look at DBI and DBD.  Want to read Windows Registry?  There's a module in the Win32 version to do that.  Want to read some proprietary binary data?  open the file, read it in, unpack the data, and do whatever you want with it.

Hope this helps.

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