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Re: [perl #24084] Problem with 5.8.1 and XML::Simple

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Dave Carrigan
October 7, 2003 09:25
Re: [perl #24084] Problem with 5.8.1 and XML::Simple
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On Tue, Oct 07, 2003 at 01:05:08PM -0000, Andreas Koenig wrote:
> >>>>> On 1 Oct 2003 18:38:39 -0000, " (via RT)" <> said:
>   > I just upgraded to perl 5.8.1 (using Debian/unstable) and it seems to
>   > have broken XML::Simple. Basically, XML::Simple is creating a hash data
>   > structure as expected, but every key and value is empty. After adding
>   > some diagnostics to the XML::Simple source, I found some extreme
>   > strangeness that looks like a Perl bug.
> Would you probably be able to compose a small yet complete perl
> program that demonstrates the problem?

Actually, I've done some more checking into it, and I suspect that the
problem is caused because Debian's perl install has subtly broken ABI
compatibility between 5.8.0 and 5.8.1. Recompiling XML::LibXML against
5.8.1 corrected the problem for me. At this time, I think it's likely a
bug with Debian, not with Perl.

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