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Re: ActivePerl - perl.exe works, wperl.exe does not...

by chessgui (Scribe)
on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:04 UTC ( #949809=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to ActivePerl - perl.exe works, wperl.exe does not...

I've had a similar problem with wperl (I think it has nothing to do with ActiveState - it fails on Strawberry as well). In my particular case it was an Open2 call that hanged wperl.

The workaround was to create a script which does nothing else but launches perl.exe without a window through create process with creation flag 'CREATE_NO_WINDOW'. You run this script via wperl.exe instead of your original prog.

Mine is a Win32 solution: I don't know whether any similar thing works on Unix/Linux or not.

The launching script:

se Win32::Process; Win32::Process::Create($perl,'c:\strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe','perl.e +xe',0,CREATE_NO_WINDOW,'.');

The only modification to the original program itself that you include the following lines:

use Win32 qw(SW_HIDE); Win32::SetChildShowWindow(SW_HIDE);

From here on no window is created (not even for child processes opened with Open2) and the main program is safe since it is run via perl.exe.
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Re^2: ActivePerl - perl.exe works, wperl.exe does not...
by spstansbury (Monk) on Jan 26, 2012 at 18:45 UTC

    Thanks for the resonse!

    I'll give this a try. Scott...

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