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Serious Bug in latest Data::Dumper under 5.6.1by demerphq (Chancellor)
|on Oct 23, 2003 at 16:39 UTC||Need Help??|
Hi, this is just a heads up about a bug report I just filed to p5p and the maintainer of Data::Dumper. If you set $Data::Dumper::Sortkeys=1 and do not set $Data::Dumper::Useperl=1 under 5.6.1 (win32 at least) you will end up with either erroneous data or a segfault. If you set both at the same time this problem doesnt arise.
Note that this bug does not appear to affect 5.8.0 at all.
I post this only as a public service, as I know many people here depend on DD in many ways, and this is a serious bug that is not picked up by the test suite.
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