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Re: [perl #123875] Getopt::Long pass_through <> error

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H.Merijn Brand
February 19, 2015 08:36
Re: [perl #123875] Getopt::Long pass_through <> error
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On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:07:00 -0800, "James E Keenan via RT"
<> wrote:

> On Wed Feb 18 10:17:48 2015, wrote:
> > I am on x64 Fedora 21. When using an application that uses perl
> > ( I ran into a problem with
> > Getopt::Long version 2.43-1.
> > Upon running the application, it simply quit out with the error
> > message 'Option spec <> cannot be used with pass_through'. I have
> > rolled back Getopt::Long to
> > 2.42-2 and everything is running just fine. Upon submitting a bug
> > report to the application community, they suggested this should be
> > filed with Perl.
> > They suggested this should print a warning message instead of killing
> > the application.
> Getopt::Long is a library which, while it is distributed with the Perl 5 core distribution, is primarily maintained on CPAN.  (See either or  According to its CPAN sites, the place to file bug reports on Getopt::Long is  You can report this bug via the web interface at that site or via email to:  Please do so, as this ticket at will be closed with no action taken.
> That being said, a grep of the differences between versions 2.42 and 2.43 of Getopt-Long ( shows that the error message you received was a new addition to version 2.43.  My hunch is that the rationale for this addition was an earlier bug report,  However, you will have to contact Getopt-Long's maintainers to confirm that, and you can do that by filing a bug report via either method described in the previous paragraph.
> Thank you very much.

<[Tux]> sciurius, heb je gezien?
<NL-PM> [ Bug #123875 for perl5: Getopt::Long pass_through <> error ]
<sciurius> Nee. Is dat een dup van 102207?
<sciurius> Oh, 102207 is in de cpan queue, en 123875 in de rt queue.
<sciurius> Getopt-Long-2.44.tar.gz is onderweg naar CPAN.


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