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No resetting of $. on implicit close

The documentation for Perl 5.0 has always stated that $. is not reset when an already-open file handle is reopened with no intervening call to close. Due to a bug, perl versions 5.000 through 5.003 did reset $. under that circumstance; Perl 5.004 does not.

Source: what's new for perl5.004
Copyright: Larry Wall, et al.
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