File::Temp - not seekable

Toby Corkindale tjc at
Tue May 23 17:41:27 BST 2006

On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 04:30:13PM -0600, Randy J. Ray wrote:
> Toby Corkindale wrote:
> > Is there any particularly good reason that File::Temp's OO constructor
> > gives me a non-seekable IO::Handle, rather than an IO::File-alike?
> Looking at the code, there doesn't seem to be a *good* reason, just the fact
> that the base-class is set to IO::Handle instead of IO::File (or
> IO::Seekable).


> Have you tried contacting the module owner? It looks to me from examing the
> code that changing the base-class should be all you need.

I've emailed him now; I'll let you know what the reason, if any, was, if he


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