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Re^5: What is the preferred cross-platform IPC module?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on May 15, 2012 at 16:28 UTC ( #970680=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: What is the preferred cross-platform IPC module?
in thread What is the preferred cross-platform IPC module?

Sorry, for trying to help.

My experiences of using IPC::Run on windows are dire. It is an over-engineered behemoth of a module that attempts to use *nix techniques to provide *nix capabilities on Windows, and fails dismally.

The point about winopen2 is that it provides you with a pair of selectable handles connected to the child process' STDIN & STDOUT.

As such, it is 'compatibile' with *nix-style code written using IPC::Open2 and select.

Ie. you'd only need do something like:

my( $in, $out ); if( $^O eq 'MSWin32' ) { ($in, $out ) = winopen2( $theCommand ); } else { open2( $in, $out, $theCommand ); } ... select .....

But, its not in a module so ...


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Re^6: What is the preferred cross-platform IPC module?
by Theory (Beadle) on May 15, 2012 at 19:56 UTC

    I appreciate the help. That doesn't look bad, but then what does one do about error handling? Can errors from the child caught? At exec time? After that? That's what I imagine a module would take care of.

    I agree about IPC::Run. I am just surprised that there isn't a decent solution to this problem. Must come up all the bloody time…

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