Read sockets in an array using <$ socket [i]> in perl

I want to read my sockets and do a "getline" on them.

my @socket1;
$socket1[0] = IO::Socket::INET->new(
    Type     => SOCK_STREAM,
    PeerAddr => "",
    Proto    => "tcp",
    PeerPort => $dbase_param{camera_stream}
) or die "Cannot open socket on port " . $dbase_param{camera_stream} . ".\n";

print { $socket1[0] } "\n";
my $ligne = <$socket1[0]>;

while ( !( $ligne =~ /Content-Length:/ ) ) {
    $ligne = <$socket1[0]>;


He'll tell me Use of uninitialized value $ligne in pattern match (m//)

for a second$ligne = <$socket1[0]>;

I don't understand wy


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2 answers

Angle brackets are also used for glob()


perl -MO=Deparse -e '$ligne = <$socket1[0]>;'
use File::Glob ();
$ligne = glob($socket1[0]);


so if you are not using a normal scalar as a socket you can be more explicit by using readline()


$ligne = readline($socket1[0]);




I / O operator<EXPR>

can mean either readline

or glob

depending on EXPR


In this case, you need to use explicit readline

to accomplish what you want.

Also, you should always loop read the handle while

and put any additional thread logic inside the loop. This is because the loop while

that reads from the file automatically checks the condition eof

. The way your code is currently written may end up in an endless loop if it never finds that regex.

To fix both problems, I would rewrite your handling as follows:

my $ligne;

while ( $ligne = readline $socket1[0] ) {
    last if $ligne =~ /Content-Length:/;




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