[Chicago-talk] Strange file creation

Eric Ellington e.ellington at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 11:16:36 PDT 2006

Hello all,

I am working on a script that is using:

This is perl, v5.8.6 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
(with 3 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)

Copyright 1987-2004, Larry Wall

Binary build 811 provided by ActiveState Corp. http://www.ActiveState.com
ActiveState is a division of Sophos.
Built Dec 13 2004 09:52:01

While running a script I started to get weird files in the directory
the script is in. They only have names like {$time}++ and
{'equivalent'} and are empty. These are parts of hashes in the script.
The script does write a few files, but they are done with seemingly
strait forward code.

my $filename = $fn . $date . '.csv';

$fn and $date never get any hashes or hash references assigned to
them. Yet every now and then I keep getting these weird files. Has
anyone run into this before?

Eric Ellington
e.ellington at gmail.com

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