[Israel.pm] FORMAT question

Uri Bruck bruck at actcom.net.il
Tue Jul 4 15:12:25 PDT 2006

Offer Kaye wrote:
> Hi Perl Gurus,
> In trying to output text tables, I tried to use Perl's FORMAT (perldoc
> perlform) and I've run into a problem.
> It seems I cannot define 2 different formats for the same filehandle.
> So for example, I can't have 2 different tables (with different
> formats) in the same file.
> A workaround is to close the file, reopen in append mode with a
> different filehandle name and define the second format with this name.
> Ugly, but works.
> A better workaround I've found is to use Text::Table :)
> In-spite of having workarounds, I'd still appreciate answers to the
> the following 2 questions:
> 1. Is there another way to define 2 different formats for the same file?
> 2. If not, how would you print a table in text format? Text::Table or
> some other way?
I'd use printf

> Regards,


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