cygwin 1.5.18-1 + Perl + open-pipe + native executable
Tue Dec 13 21:21:00 GMT 2005
>Your test case works fine with the current CVS build of Cygwin, so
>whatever was causing this has probably already been fixed.
Thanks, that's good to know. I should have tried it myself.
Using the snaphot 12/13/2005 build of cygwin1.dll it indeed works.
>>If $prog is a native windows executable and a shell isn't required
>>(i.e., Perl does a direct fork/exec), the open hangs.
>The open doesn't hang, it's the windows executable that keeps waiting for
>on the pipe... and the pipe is not connected.
I believe this analysis is incorrect. If you examine the Perl script in the
example you will see that the call to open() never returns. Yes, the
windows executable is waiting for input (on a connected pipe), but it never
receives this input because the Perl script never advances past the open.
For what it's worth, this "used to work", at least on a very ancient cygwin
(1.5.3) / Perl (5.0.8) combination. Something along the way broke it, but
as reported above, it has apparently been fixed again.
Thanks for the feedback!
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