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Gerrit P. Haase
March 31, 2003 12:50
Cygwin Perl (was:Re: Updated: perl-5.8.0-2)
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first feedback from the second perl release here, he reported a
problem which is real, I wonder why I don't see it in bleadperl, but
in perl-5.8.0, what is the difference regarding PERLIO on Cygwin?
I just forget about this known behaviour because I use PERLIO=perlio
in my environment settings most of the time.  It is the same problem
when running e.g. the vanilla /bin/cpan script with vanilla perl-5.8
in a Cygwin environment with no PERLIO env setting.

The feedback was:

> Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>> perl-5.8.0-2 release has been uploaded to sourceware
>>                    -- it should be on the mirrors soon.

> Several problems with this version.  A bunch of my scripts have stopped 
> working, and when I tried to figure out why, I got some very strange 
> behavior from the debugger.

> Try this (I tried it in both rxvt & 'dos box' with same results):
> 1) run "perl -d"
> 2) type "print;"
> 3) hit Ctrl+D
> 4) hit Enter
> 5) hit Enter

> When I do this, step #4 does NOTHING (and by nothing I mean: the key 
> made a little click sound when I hit it, but there was no other proof 
> that I hit the key).  It seems that this perl needs 2 enter keys in a 
> row to recognize one.  I tried hitting 'a<enter>a<enter>a<enter>', and 
> only 'aaa' showed on the screen (all on the same line).


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