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in reply to Signals in Strawberry Perl: Name or number?

See POSIX
use POSIX 'SIGALRM'; die SIGALRM ;

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Re^2: Signals in Strawberry Perl: Name or number?
by bv (Friar) on Sep 12, 2009 at 20:53 UTC

    Unfortunately, that gives me an error:

    > perl -e "use POSIX 'SIGALRM'; die SIGALRM;' Your vendor has not defined POSIX macro SIGALRM, used at -e line 1

    On another note, though, I'm curious about that. Does die SIGALRM actually raise a SIGALRM to the calling process, similar to POSIX::raise? If so, is it a POSIX thing, or can I use die SIGSTOP and so forth without useing POSIX?

    print pack("A25",pack("V*",map{1919242272+$_}(34481450,-49737472,6228,0,-285028276,6979,-1380265972)))

      Does die SIGALRM actually raise a SIGALRM to the calling process

      No. die is a terse way of printing. It never sends a signal.

      I'm guessing SIGALRM is a constant whose value is the signal number associated with SIGALRM.