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Re: [PATCH perl@12696] C RTL awareness update for VMS

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From:
Jarkko Hietaniemi
Date:
October 29, 2001 09:44
Subject:
Re: [PATCH perl@12696] C RTL awareness update for VMS
Message ID:
20011029194436.C20456@alpha.hut.fi
> Well, I took a look at the signal() manpage on a Linux system
> and it says you can get either behavior depending on whether you
> include <signal.h> or <bsd/signal.h>
> 
> Standards, I love 'em...there are so many to choose from!
> 
> What I was hoping was a feeling for "this is SO broken it should be
> fixed" vs. "this is within the range of normal behavior".   Sounds
> like the answer is: BOTH.

Yup.

> More recent VMS systems have a working sigaction() and can get
> persistent handlers; older ones just have system().  All the signals
> are handled via Perl_csighandler, so I wonder if we can add some code
> to automatically re-set signal() on those systems that need it.

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