Perl bug?

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jan 31 10:52:00 GMT 2007

On Jan 28 11:57, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Thanks for the info.  It's interesting to know.  What I still don't get,
> > however, is the fact that the same statement does not waste memory on
> > the x86 Linux Perl 5.8.5, but does on the x86 Cygwin Perl 5.8.7 and the
> > x86_64 Linux 5.8.8.  So it has been introduced only in later versions?
> > And why is it defended?  It doesn't seem to make sense, rather on the
> > contrary.
> This behaviour hasn't changed that I know of.  I verified that a 5.8.5
> cygwin perl behaves the same way.  Could you confirm your x86 Linux
> Perl 5.8.5 results again, and send me (privately if you wish) the
> output of: perl -MConfig=config_sh -we'print config_sh' from that
> perl?

I just ran the testcase under strace on the Linux box again and to my
surprise it behaved identical to the Cygwin and the 64 bit Linux
version, as you say.  What have I done wrong in my first tests?  Was I
hallucinating, caffein-induced maybe?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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