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Re: Let's face it, Perl *is* a scripting language

by ysth (Canon)
on Aug 08, 2006 at 17:37 UTC ( [id://566218]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Let's face it, Perl *is* a scripting language

Without endorsing it, I'd like to mention Ilya Zakharevich's take on this.
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Re^2: Let's face it, Perl *is* a scripting language
by ikegami (Patriarch) on Aug 08, 2006 at 17:42 UTC
    Signals have since been fixed to be safe.
      More precisely we now have a choice. Working unsafe signals, or not working safe signals.

      What I mean by this is that we can either choose to allow signals to interrupt long atomic calls (eg an attempt to connect to a database with DBI) but suffer potential core dumps, or else we can choose safety but not be able to use alarms to get timeouts to work.

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