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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: ANNOUNCE: sybperl 2.10
Date: Nov 13 1998 10:40PM
W. Phillip Moore writes:
> >>>>> "Michael" == Michael Peppler writes:
> Michael> W. Philipp Moore supplied a patch to CTlib/Makefile.PL to
> Michael> link with the Sybase _r (re-entrant) libraries if perl
> Michael> was compiled with threading enabled. **THERE IS NO GUARANTEE
> Michael> THAT A THREADED VERSION OF Sybase::CTlib WILL WORK CORRECTLY!!!***
> Michael> Please read README.thread for details.
> One warning about this -- the resulting Sybase::CTlib module works
> fine on Solaris, but not on IRIX.
Well it works fine until you use Threads and try to access a handle
attribute. The it core dumps with a SIGBUS (at least here on Solaris
I'd say stay away from threads in perl at the moment...
> For unknown reasons, Sybase used DCE threads in the IRIX version of
> the reentrant Open Client libraries. If you don't have DCE, trhen the
> code will fail to resolve symbols when it gets dlopen()ed.
Well I guess that's a bit like various versions of OC need different
support libraries on Dec Unix for the Alpha...
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