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Re: [ID 20000316.010] CPAN modules status

Tom Christiansen
March 17, 2000 20:57
Re: [ID 20000316.010] CPAN modules status
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>I'm currently leaning towards robustness (i.e. no interception), but
>I'm open to suggestions. Maybe with the help of an Expect-like module
>one could play on a safe ground, I don't know.

I don't think you need do anything so sophisticated as all that,
at least in order to address the particular issue under discussion.
Why don't you glance at the code I sent and see whether you mightn't
use such an approach?  What I've effectively done is tee off the
diagnostic stream alone for simplistic inspection, but left stdin
and stdout completely as they were.  Meanwhile, stderr--which is
where the pollution problems would manifest if they were going to
do so--fortuitously happens to be unbuffered, so everything moves
in and out without the customary constipation such games tend to
run afoul of.

Just a thought.

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