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Re: Making IO::Socket pass test on Win32

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Steve Hay
March 31, 2006 04:06
Re: Making IO::Socket pass test on Win32
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demerphq wrote:
> On 3/31/06, Steve Hay <> wrote:
>> demerphq wrote:
>>> diff -burd d:\.cpan\build\IO-1.23\/t/io_sock.t IO-1.23/t/io_sock.t
>>> --- d:\.cpan\build\IO-1.23\/t/io_sock.t       2006-03-26 04:27:13.000000000 +0200
>>> +++ IO-1.23/t/io_sock.t       2006-03-26 14:47:08.034134600 +0200
>>> @@ -17,7 +17,7 @@
>>>      elsif ($ENV{PERL_CORE} and $Config{'extensions'} !~ /\bIO\b/) {
>>>       $reason = 'IO extension unavailable';
>>>      }
>>> -    elsif (! $Config{'d_fork'}) {
>>> +    elsif (! $Config{'d_fork'} && $^O ne "MSWin32" ) {
>>>       $reason = 'no fork';
>>>      }
>>>      if ($reason) {
>> This bit makes io_sock.t fail tests 2-26 when using a non-threaded perl
>> on Win32:
>> C:\p5p\bleadperl\t>.\perl -I..\lib ..\ext\IO\t\io_sock.t
>> 1..26
>> ok 1
>> The fork function is unimplemented at ..\ext\IO\t\io_sock.t line 59.
> Any recommendation on a better Config test to use?

The fork() emulation on Win32 is provided by building with all three of 
the Makefile options: USE_MULTI, USE_ITHREADS and USE_IMP_SYS.

The former two can be tested using $Config{usemultiplicity} and 
$Config{useithreads} respectively, but there is no %Config entry 
corresponding to USE_IMP_SYS.  The effect of USE_IMP_SYS is to set 
-DPERL_IMPLICIT_SYS and link in perllib.obj, so all you can really do is 
to look for -DPERL_IMPLICIT_SYS in $Config{ccflags}.

The other obvious way to tell, I guess, is to suck it and see.  The 
following works OK for me:

eval {
   my $pid;
   if ($pid = fork()) {
     waitpid($pid, 0);
   else {
if ($@) {
   print "No fork()\n";
else {
   print "Have fork()\n";

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