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Re: [perl #32745] Perl (all versions) hides write error, with patch

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Jim Meyering
January 9, 2005 03:47
Re: [perl #32745] Perl (all versions) hides write error, with patch
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I wrote:
> Sometimes, closing a Perl file handle succeeds even though there have
> been write errors via that handle.  This bug appears to affect every
> version of perl from 5.005_04 to 5.9.1.  I didn't build/test versions
> earlier than 5.005_04, but the doio.c:do_close function in 5.003 looks
> like it has the same problem.

I was dumbfounded to find such a bug in Perl.
Especially considering that it's been in the code for so long.
I suppose the initial report/email have been buried, hence
this prod :)

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