Hi Scott, > In my constant effort to improve my perl conversion project, I have a > question regarding file reading. I am taking two files and combining > them in an array and then writing out a new file. Is there a way to: > a)strip out the first line of the second file > b)test for conditions based on what is on the next line on the file > > An example, I start the array on file one, then mid-way I start another > array on the second file (this array within in the first). I need to > check the next line in the file for a condition to exist. > > I have tried this, but run into the pointer resetting on each pass. > > Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Use explicitly array pointers instead of the 'built-in' ones, then: your need to look-ahead becomes array[$ptr + 1] avoiding the first record becomes for ( $i=1; $i<$last; $i ++ ) //instead of $i=0 Does that cover things? =dn -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php