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Re: Hash-bang in pod can cause older versions of perl to fail

by crashtest (Curate)
on Apr 01, 2010 at 18:52 UTC ( #832363=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Hash-bang in pod can cause older versions of perl to fail

I can't give you the answer, but I can give you an example of a Perl that can't handle the shebang line in the POD.

Our UNIX servers happen to have Perl 5.6.1 installed, so I fed your code to it. The process exited without emitting any output (despite the print statement), with exit code 0. This is in contrast to, for example, Perl 5.10.1 (which I have installed locally), which printed "hi" to STDOUT, as expected.

Your node made me curious, so I spent some time checking the perldelta's from 5.6.1 on, as well as the changelog for Pod::Parser, but I couldn't find a clue as to when the behavior was fixed.

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