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Re: (XML::Parser) Finding and fixing a bug

by Matts (Deacon)
on Apr 20, 2003 at 22:03 UTC ( #251888=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (XML::Parser) Finding and fixing a bug

I have now requested dual ownership of XML::Parser. If/when this happens I will apply the bug fix and a few other changes I wish to make and release an update.


Comment on Re: (XML::Parser) Finding and fixing a bug
Re^2: (XML::Parser) Finding and fixing a bug
by wolis (Scribe) on Aug 19, 2004 at 05:30 UTC
    Hi Matt,

    I'm getting a memory leak in some old code I have inherited - it does this:

    sub getXMLTree{ my $parser = new XML::DOM::Parser; $tree = ""; if(!open(MYFILE,"$fileName")) { $tree = $parser->parse("<root></root>"); $tree = createHeader($tree); $tree = createBody($tree); }else{ close(MYFILE); $tree = $parser->parsefile($fileName); } $tree = updateHeader($tree); return ($tree); }
    $filename being a string like "/tmp/myfile.xml"

    Can you (or anyone) clarify, should I change how this is done or get a new version of XML::DOM::Parser (I just installed it last week so I cant see how that would help tho)

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