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Re^3: Let's face it, Perl *is* a scripting language

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Aug 09, 2006 at 02:47 UTC ( [id://566319]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Let's face it, Perl *is* a scripting language
in thread Let's face it, Perl *is* a scripting language

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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