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Re: [PATCH: RC2] add getppid() to vmsperl

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Craig A. Berry
June 24, 2002 09:18
Re: [PATCH: RC2] add getppid() to vmsperl
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At 08:39 PM 6/23/2002 -0400, wrote:
>I recently fielded a request to have getppid() in perl on VMS.
>Looking into the matter I could not quite tell why we had
>d_getppid='undef' hard coded in our, but I can
>only assume that it was not available to some older compiler

I just looked at a VAX C manual from ca. 1987 and it was present then.  In 
the version dependency tables in Appendix B of the Compaq C RTL Reference, 
it is claimed to be present for all VAX and Alpha versions of VMS.  So it's 
a bit funny that we never had it and I see not reason not to support it.  
I'll take your patch for a spin since extra testing at this late stage seems 
like a good idea.  We probably also need to tweak the list of supported 
functions in README.vms.

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