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Re^2: How to kill perl?

by robin (Chaplain)
on Nov 05, 2005 at 22:15 UTC ( #506032=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: How to kill perl?
in thread How to kill perl?

I don't think this really has to do with die specifically. For example,

perl -e 'undef %::; sub{}->()'
crashes too. Lots of thing crash when you've totalled the defstash! But perhaps that just indicates a pervasive assumption, which really needs to be fixed in lots of different places.

See also bug 32401.

PS. Getting a bit more targeted:

perl -e 'delete $::{"@"}; warn' ;# crashes perl -e 'delete $::{"@"}; sub{}->()' ;# doesn't crash perl -e 'delete $::{"_"}; warn' ;# doesn't crash perl -e 'delete $::{"_"}; sub{}->()' ;# crashes

I suppose that wiping out important global variables oughtn't to be allowed, really.

PPS. Let's see what the p5p hive mind thinks.

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