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

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Wed Oct 10 10:58:16 PDT 2012


Hi Shmuel,

On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 10:54:30 +0200
Shlomi Fish <shlomif at shlomifish.org> wrote:

> 
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> 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.
> 

yes, I saw. Well, saying "this should work and does not" may be a good
nudge to indicate that the test should be fixed and that the test should
have been fixed instead of avoided.

> 
> > 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
> important.

Have you read:

http://shadow.cat/blog/matt-s-trout/but-i-cant-use-cpan/

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

> 
> Shmuel.
> 
> 



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