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From:
Craig A. Berry
Date:
October 29, 2001 09:48
Subject:
RE: [PATCH perl@12696] C RTL awareness update for VMS
Message ID:
5.1.0.14.2.20011029112530.024a2320@mail.mac.com
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.  


Tom,

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:

<http://www.openvms.compaq.com/commercial/c/5763p011.htm#sig_handle_vms_ex_sec>


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