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Re: bug in Cygwin perl 5.6.1?

FYI, I reported the perl bug mentioned on the Cygwin mailing list earlier 
today to perlbug and they've reported back that it is a known bug and that 
it'll be fixed in the next version (5.6.2).  Regards,


----Original Message Follows----
From: Mike Guy
Subject: Re: [ID 20020131.003] $^S incorrect after eval in Cygwin Perl 5.6.1
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 18:05:45 +0000

Rhet Turnbull <> wrote
 > $^S seems to be incorrectly set *after* an eval block
 > when using Cygwin perl 5.6.1-2.

Yes  -  known bug.    It is mended in current development versions,
so should be fixed in perol 5.8 and perl5.6.2.

Thankyou for the report.

 > I ran into this because a SIG{__DIE__} handler was
 > misbehaving after eval. (yeah, yeah, I know, "Don't
 > mess with SIG{__DIE__}; instead override
 > CORE::GLOBAL::die")

Overriding can't replace use of $SIG{__DIE__} in all cases, unfortunately.
It won't catch any die() which is generated inside Perl.

Mike Guy

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