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Re: [PATCH: perl@16826] small updates to DCL portions of perl kit

Jarkko Hietaniemi
May 28, 2002 16:18
Re: [PATCH: perl@16826] small updates to DCL portions of perl kit
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On Tue, May 28, 2002 at 06:34:55PM -0400, wrote:
> Greetings,
> The enclosed patch tweaks and vms/
> a bit to yield better syntax checking with Charlie Hammond's
> V2.1.  The substantive changes include:
> altering the record format of the generated
> file to be STMLF, rather than defaulting to VFC) this was done
> to appease ported editors like vile or emacs), as well as
> adding i_db and the db_version_* things to (values
> were chosen to match a Solaris build that also did not have
> Berkeley db, db.h etc.  I'd be happy to modify should anyone
> port Berkeley Db to VMS :-)
> This by the way grew out of an attempt made last
> week to see if the only known workoround to the
> gethostby{name,addr}() calls in DEC C with a
> Multinet stack could be made to return "better"
> hostent structs.  While that experiment did make the
> lib/Net/hostent.t test pass it also made 4 other tests
> fail (ones that had been passing before).  Add to that
> some doubt about the viability of the approach, as
> expressed by someone who works for the ISV that
> now maintains Multinet and it would seem unwise to try
> to add it to perl in time for 5.8.0.  Hence the "Socket nit"
> mentioned in the Todo ought to be "bug in vendor supplied
> tcp/ip stack - see vmsperl list for details", with maybe a
> doc patch to README.vms warning of the problem
> (something not herein enclosed).
> At any rate here are the good bits of that:

Thanks, applied.

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