Reading text file to list

I am trying to read a text file containing file names created with perl. I need to know what delimiters to put into the text file so it can be put be read by applescript. I need to know how to open the text file and put the text into a list for applescript to process.

The file read & write commands are in the Standard Additions file in the Scripting Additions in the System Folder. Open this file as a Dictionary to read about the commands.
set file_ref to open for access file_path read file_ref close file_ref
for more info, download the Applescript Langauge Guide, Applescript Guidebook, etc. from Appleā€™s web site.