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Re: Some complaints about Perl 5.8.0


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On Thu, 10 Apr 2003 jurgen dot defurne at philips dot com wrote:

> Dear all,
> My main complaint is that it is shoved a little bit to literally into
> one's throat.
> Yes, I know I can choose on the installer, but everytime I want to update
> some things, I have to check that Perl is not replaced. Now the installer
> has shoved Perl 5.8.0 on my system (luckily a test system), which first
> of all means that all modules I installed on 5.6.0 I have to redo for
> 5.8.0.
> -> Never break an existing system inadvertently !
> Since there are other things which seem to be optional, Perl 5.8.0 also
> could have been optional.
> Apart from this nasty surprise, which has been cleaned up mostly, there
> is also something wrong with Perl 5.8.0. It sends out too much \n
> characters. Code which ran fine for already two years now breaks.
> Looking into the serverside of the thing, I see that all my values get
> extra \n characters. These are values which are written through
> pipes. The only thing that changed was the installation of
> Perl 5.8.0 on the client side of my system, on the server side I still use
> Perl 5.6.0. I implemented a quick patch to strip of excess white space
> at the end of my values, but there should be a good solution.
> What I also noticed, and maybe this is related, is that in the Perl
> debugger I had to press the Enter key twice after every command
> to get it going.
> The current state of my system contains all the most recent installs,
> so I think that pertaining to the Perl debugger, people should have the
> same problem.
> CYGWIN = ntsec tty
> Since everything is currently working and the problems are not
> blocking for the moment, nobody need to hurry. I do not have time
> until Monday to post a minimum of code which duplicates the errors.
> Everybody have a nice weekend, but a bad nights sleep over the
> Perl debugger problem.
> Jurgen

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