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Re: Strawberry Perl and alarm() on Windows

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on May 22, 2015 at 16:44 UTC ( #1127484=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Strawberry Perl and alarm() on Windows

Is that a new feature in newer Windows versions or does Strawberry Perl implements a workaround for alarm?

Why did you think alarm wouldn't work on window's?

Or is your surprise confined to Strawberry Perl?

Because to my knowledge, alarm has worked on Windows going back to at least 5.8.0 and I'm fairly sure it work on 5.6.1.

That's AS perl, and before SP existed, but I'm puzzled why you think it wouldn't work?


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Re^2: Strawberry Perl and alarm() on Windows
by bloonix (Monk) on May 22, 2015 at 17:57 UTC
    Maybe that's the reason why I'm confused. I believed that alarm() + sigalrm doesn't work on Windows, but I don't know why anymore. I am getting old.

    Thanks for the quick responses.

      This thread from circa 5.8.1 days gives a little more information about the subject.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I'm with torvalds on this
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice. Agile (and TDD) debunked

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