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Re: [perl #121230] process group kill on Win32 broken in 5.17.2,regression 5.18

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Dave Mitchell
March 17, 2014 16:40
Re: [perl #121230] process group kill on Win32 broken in 5.17.2,regression 5.18
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On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 08:59:15PM -0800, bulk88 via RT wrote:
> I don't think I will get a response. So it stays at 5 seconds and a new
> patch mentioning 5.18.0 instead of 5.17.2 is attached.

Thanks, applied as af728ca1bc. I also took the libery of cleaning the code
up a bit with the following commit:

commit 4c0e595c606032a1e1c0a922399a1e7bd2358ca9
Author:     David Mitchell <>
AuthorDate: Mon Mar 17 16:19:10 2014 +0000
Commit:     David Mitchell <>
CommitDate: Mon Mar 17 16:35:07 2014 +0000

    tidy up kill0.t and kill0_child
    The previous commit added some tests to kill0.t, and added the auxiliary
    file kill0_child. Tidy up the new code to better match normal standards.
    In particular, improve the format, grammar and clarity of the comments,
    and replace q|...| with "..." where appropriate.
    Also, make the temporary filename a variable, and prefix it with "tmp-",
    so that if gets left around for any reason, it's more obvious that it's
    just an extraneous temporary file.
    (I haven't actually tested this commit on win32)

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