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Perl 6 has a built in mode to slurp in files, that is to read the contents of a whole file into a scalar variable.


#!/usr/bin/env perl6
use v6;

my $filename = $*PROGRAM-NAME;

my $data = slurp $filename;
say $data.bytes;

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Published on 2012-01-01

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