[Israel.pm] Fw: DB_File->fd returns 0 on Windows

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Tue Oct 9 01:54:30 PDT 2012

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Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 17:23:56 +0900
From: Shmuel Fomberg <shmuelfomberg at gmail.com>
To: Shlomi Fish <shlomif at shlomifish.org>
Subject: Re: [Israel.pm] DB_File->fd returns 0 on Windows

Hi Shlomi.

> 1. Why have you not reported this bug here -
> https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=DB_File . How do you
> expect
> this problem to be fixed at the core otherwise?

Because obviously the bug was already found and reported - otherwise the
author wouldn't have known to comment out the test.
That, and the fact that the list is full of years-old bugs.

> 2. Why aren't you using http://metacpan.org/release/BerkeleyDB
> instead of DB_File ?

Because it is core, and in that application, reducing dependencies is


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