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[perl #24496] Exploiting PerlIO "feature" with trepidation

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James E Keenan via RT
December 5, 2011 18:18
[perl #24496] Exploiting PerlIO "feature" with trepidation
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On Fri Nov 14 07:07:05 2003, wrote:

> I'm working on Win32, but intending to be able to run on *nix also.
> I'm embedding perl in a COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) application
> via
> an API. My embedded perl is loaded into the application as a DLL. I
> found that My embedded perl had no access to stdout or stderr in the
> COTS application.
> On perusing the Perl source code I (happily) found that PerlIO is
> lazily
> setup giving me an opportunity to open a file for stdout and stderr
> for
> perl to discover and blissfully use. This is VERY handy.
> My wish is that this be acknowledged as a USEFUL FEATURE and not
> changed
> in future releases.

I suspect that there is no action that we need to take on this
eight-year-old wishlist ticket.

But if there is anyone who is familiar with PerlIO's evolution over the
last eight years who can provide some comment on the ticket before we
close it, that would be appreciated.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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