** READ vs SYSREAD: Difference?? **
Posted on 1998-01-06
So what's the difference between SYSREAD/READ and WRITE/SYSWRITE functions?
One thing I've only noticed is that on my PC Windows 95 (in DOS) Perl doesn't seem to want to work with the WRITE function. I've got to use SYSWRITE or PRINT OUT just to get a write to disk. I think I;ve read somewhere that SYSREAD/SYSWRITE are way faster for accessing the disk. If this is the case then why bother with the other 2 functions?!
Is there maybe a compatiblity problem with Unix/WinNT?