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Re: [perl #53500] op/pwent.t should use the DirectoryService on OS X

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Rafael Garcia-Suarez
May 18, 2008 01:01
Re: [perl #53500] op/pwent.t should use the DirectoryService on OS X
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2008/5/11 Tom Wyant via RT <>:
> I saw this in David Landgren's P5P summary, and thought maybe this was
> the kind of grunt work that someone outside the usual group could
> perform, and conserve the brain cycles of others for things that really
> need them.
> The attached universal diff is against the t/op/pwent.t that distributed
> with 5.10.0, but I assume the same would go out in 5.8.9; there are only
> 2 lines difference from 5.8.8 to 5.10.0, dealing with changes in the
> Darwin /etc/passwd format.
> The complication is that dscl was not a accommodating as nidump, so
> their vaguely YAML-like output had to be parsed and re-marshaled into
> the expected format. The attached patch uses (and tests for) perlio. A
> forked implementation could be done as well if that's desirable, but I
> figured I would go with the simplest implementation first. I have NOT
> run this on anything but Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.2) on an Intel box.
> Hoping this will be useful,

Hoping so too :) Thanks, applied to bleadperl as change #33850.

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