Email::Store::Attachment - my losing battle

IvorW combobulus at
Fri Dec 1 10:38:15 GMT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Toby Corkindale [mailto:tjc at]
> Sent: 01 December 2006 10:23
> To: Perl M[ou]ngers
> Subject: Re: Email::Store::Attachment - my losing battle
> On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 01:42:04PM +0000, Christopher Jones wrote:
> > Should you be using binmode?
> Isn't binmode meaningless on non-DOS machines?

At a risk of taking you out of context, no. 

There are more O/S out there than just Winoze and *nix, VMS for instance. 

binmode is also an issue for character internationalisation: UTF-8 etc. if your text file needs to be interpreted according to a character set.

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