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Id: 88290
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: Perl-Critic

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: EDAVIS [...]

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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 1.118
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: RequireCheckedSyscalls false positive for opening from a string
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Recent perl versions let you read from a string with a filehandle: open my $fh, '<', \$scalar; This open call never returns false - even if $scalar is undef you still get a filehandle. So the usual '... or die' is not needed, indeed, it is misleading because it gives the impression that open() will return false on errors. Perlcritic should not flag a 'Return value of "open" ignored' here.

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