Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Don't ask to ask, just ask

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.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://832363]
and all is quiet...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others lurking in the Monastery: (5)
As of 2018-06-22 04:06 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?

    Results (121 votes). Check out past polls.