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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: Problem with "attempt to free unreferenced scalar ..."
Date: Nov 27 1998 4:48PM
> Recently I discovered the following error occurred to our
> perl/sybperl program:
> "Attempt to free unreferenced scalar at number>"
> The problem occurred approximately twice month and isn't easy
> to simulate. What I could see is, nearly all occasions the
> following command was involved:
> " = qx /date .... /"
> Has anyone ever came across the same problem? and most
> importantly, is there any way to fix it?
> We're running HPUX 10.20, perl version is 5.00404 and sybperl
> is 2.08.
> From the latest perl version 5.00502, I read from certain
> readme files about fixes on unreferenced memory problems, is
> this going to help?
I don't know.
However - do you use the UseDateTime attribute? I've just had another
error report with memory problems with perl 5.004_04 when using the
UseDateTime attribute (ie retrieving dates in native format).
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