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One piece of code, two mysteries! (UPDATED.)by BrowserUk (Pope)
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BrowserUk has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
The following mundane piece of code does piped opens to 3 external processes that will each run for 3 seconds, and then times them out after 2, 3 & 4 seconds respectively. It gathers whatever output they produce before being timed out and (attempts) to return it to the caller.
UPDATE: Code and trace below updated to reflect andal's post below, and the information that error 1 below is fixed in 5.16. Error 2, the "modification of readonly value" remains; though in a slightly changed form as reflected by the new trace.
See the console trace after the __END__ token for the results::
The two mysteries are:
Perl bugs or bad code?
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