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Re: File::Path::mkpath() incompatiblity in perl-5.10

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David Landgren
May 8, 2008 02:02
Re: File::Path::mkpath() incompatiblity in perl-5.10
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Gisle Aas wrote:
> I had some production code using File::Path::mkpath() that started to 
> misbehave after upgrading to perl-5.10.  The bug is demonstrated with 
> the following script:
>   #!/usr/bin/perl
>   use File::Path qw(mkpath);
>   print "$File::Path::VERSION\n";
>   mkpath("foo", !shift, 0755);
>   rmdir("foo");
> This script will create a directory called "493" in the current 
> directory if invoked with 1 as argument.  This did not happen with 
> perl-5.8 and earlier.

This took a while to replicate because the bug only manifests itself if 
the working directory is empty. Without looking at the code I can't 
imagine why that would be. Fix forthcoming.


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