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H.Merijn Brand
May 21, 2003 04:06
Re: Meaning of sysread()
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On Wed 21 May 2003 12:52, Nick Ing-Simmons <> wrote:
> Some of you may have been aware that Sarathy and I have been trying to 
> resolve meaning of sysread(). perl5.8.0 breaks some legacy Win32
> code which expects sysread() to do CRLF translation (not on sockets...)
> Yesterday it became clear reason we were confused is that Sarathy and I 
> were working from different 'specs'.
> perlfunc.pod and Camel 3rd-edition seem to disagree on fundamentals.
> I would like to solicit opinions from perl5-porters on reasons for 
> leaning one way or the other.

read:		characters
sysread:	bytes

but I may easy be convinced to anything else given the right reasons :)

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