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Re: [perl #66158] fork crashes on perl 5.10.0/Win32 [PATCH proposal]

Curtis Jewell
August 5, 2009 02:25
Re: [perl #66158] fork crashes on perl 5.10.0/Win32 [PATCH proposal]
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On Tue, 04 Aug 2009 23:46 +0100, "Dave Mitchell" <>
> On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 03:49:29PM -0600, Curtis Jewell wrote:
> > Can I request that this fix (or a better-implemented fix for this bug)
> > go in, if not before 5.10.1-RC1, soon afterwards, please?
> I would be extremely reluctant to put this in RC1, and if it's not in
> RC1,
> it's not going to be in 5.10.1.

I can understand that. I wouldn't want to take a patch that low-level in
Strawberry this close to an RC. But I was requested to ask - he figured
I might have more of an "in" with p5p than I really do.

And I have to admit that I would prefer that Catalyst not have the
possibility of crashing on 5.10.1 on Win32! [I personally like

Would it help if I ran a smoker over perl with that patch, and if so,
what would I need to set up, with what settings, and where is the fine
manual in question? I've got a moderately fast (it builds/tests/installs
perl when I do Strawberry builds in 1 1/2 hours or so, iirc) Win32
machine I can temporarily dedicate to the purpose tomorrow (probably
starting 15 hours from now). My family would just have to live without
their games for 24 hours or however long it took.

Curtis Jewell

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