>>>>> "M" == Mark J Reed <markjreed / mail.com> writes:

M> my brain can step in and think "But what is Truth?  Is Truth 
M> unchanging law?"


pigeon% perldoc perlfunc
[...]
       fcntl FILEHANDLE,FUNCTION,SCALAR
[...]

               You don't have to check for "defined" on the return from
               "fnctl".  Like "ioctl", it maps a 0 return from the system call
               into "0 but true" in Perl.
                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
[...]
pigeon%
 

Guy Decoux