Im really not understanding this paragraph in perldoc -f open

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by grocery_stocker, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. "In the three-or-more argument form of pipe opens, if LIST is
    specified (extra arguments after the command
    name) then LIST becomes arguments to the command
    invoked if the platform supports it. The meaning of
    "open" with more than three arguments for non-pipe
    modes is not yet specified. Experimental "layers" may
    give extra LIST arguments meaning.
    "

    I think what I'm drawing a blank on is why the list form wouldn't work
    on platforms that don't support true fork.
     
    grocery_stocker, Mar 30, 2007
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