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From: "Dave Cleary" <cleary at uunet dot uu dot net>
Subject: Re: problem after upgrade
Date: Mar 19 1996 8:29PM

We are also having a problem after upgrading from perl 5.01m to 5.02.

Using old sybperl syntax (require "sybperl.pl"), and calling &dbcmd, &dbsqlexec,
&dbnextrow(), whenever a select returns sybase numeric data, the values are coming
back as a string with the correct number, about 200 spaces, and a garbage character
(sometimes a number, sometimes high ascii).  All scripts using numerics (ie, identity
columns) are broken.

Any ideas?

Environment: SunOS 4.1, perl 5.02, sybase 10.0, developing WWW CGI's.

(BTW, I am *not* the administrator who installed 5.02 -- just the programmer who
got screwed by it.  The administrator was no help in solving this...).