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RE: [PATCH] Fix kill(0, $pid) on Windows

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Jan Dubois
April 17, 2007 10:57
RE: [PATCH] Fix kill(0, $pid) on Windows
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On Tue, 17 Apr 2007, Steve Hay wrote:
> Garrett Cooper wrote:
>> Speaking of kill... have you guys tried running kill(0, undef) with
>> certain versions of Perl? The earlier versions (5.8.2) apparently
>> killed the parent process instead of erroring out or something.
>> You just reminded me of that point.
> I can't reproduce anything like what you describe with 5.6.0,
> 5.6.1, any 5.8.x or bleadperl. I tried running
> perl -le "print kill(0, undef); print 'Hi'"
> with each of those perls, and they all print 'Hi' okay. Is this one-
> liner sufficient to show up the problem concerned?

I assume Garrett was referring to this bug report:

I don't think this behavior is relevant to kill(0, $pid), but only
to those that actually send a signal.  The bug was rejected, as the
current behavior is standard POSIX functionality.


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