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

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Craig A. Berry
October 29, 2001 09:48
RE: [PATCH perl@12696] C RTL awareness update for VMS
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At 10:11 AM 10/29/2001 -0500, Tom Edelson wrote:
>I can readily believe that many folk would expect them [signals] to be 
>persistent.  On the other hand, those of us who were steeped in VMS long 
>before we came to Perl might expect the contrary.  
>The only conclusion I wish to draw is that whatever is chosen will go 
>against someone's expectations, and therefore, will need to be documented 
>quite explicitly.  


Perl pretty much does what the C RTL does, and the docs to %SIG clearly 
state that it uses sigaction() where available.  The C RTL docs have a 
section comparing UNIX signal handling with VMS exception handling which may 
be of interest to you:


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