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

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From:
Tom Edelson
Date:
October 29, 2001 19:48
Subject:
RE: [PATCH perl@12696] C RTL awareness update for VMS
Message ID:
0632CC5F67853B4D96D542BAE8AD008265506A@merc08.na.sas.com
Probably in PERLVMS.POD.  Even [?] if the behavior chosen is that signal handlers are persistent, thus making the behavior of Perl on VMS consistent with that elsewhere ... make the point in PERLVMS.POD, which should be read by VMS users (especially including old VMS hackers like me) who use Perl, since these are the people who might have reason to expect contrary behavior.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Jarkko Hietaniemi [mailto:jhi@iki.fi]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 11:27 AM
To: Tom Edelson
Cc: Charles Lane; craigberry@mac.com; vmsperl@perl.org;
perl5-porters@perl.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH perl@12696] C RTL awareness update for VMS


On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 10:11:46AM -0500, Tom Edelson wrote:
> I can readily believe that many folk would expect them 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.  

Where should this be documented?  That is, where would you expect
this to be documented?

> I think modern signal behaviour says that signal handlers stay in
> effect until cleared by sigaction() SA_RESETHAND or exec*().

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