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  • Bravery (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Ovid (2709) on 2003.05.13 16:23 (#20069) Homepage Journal

    You're a braver man than I. I have spotted more than one unmaintained module on the CPAN that I've thought about volunteering to fix, but I chickened out. Nice job!

    And in the unlikely event that you're ever in this neck of the woods again, give me a shout. I don't think I bought you any beer last time :( (and I just realizedy how many of my posts seem to mention beer ...)

    • Bravery or stupidity? I keep being undecided :)

      Although, I have received quite a few thank-you mails, so it's somewhat rewarding.

      I suggest, in the interest of timely beer drinking, we move this event to this coming Yapc::EU [yapc.org], if you can at all make it ;)

  • Win32 (Score:2, Interesting)

    Will it work on Win32?

    The reason I ask, is because the old Archive::Tar used fcntl(), to duplicate a filehandle for example, which works on Unix etc., but not on Win32. That's why Win32 users were stuck with version 0.072.

    I hope life will get better, for these poor marginalised programmers, as well.

    • Re:Win32 (Score:2, Informative)

      The short answer would be 'yes, it will work on win32 now'.

      You don't want the long answer ;)

      • But I do! I often wondered: why are these file handles duped, in the first place?

        Oh, and one more thing... I often find people (on Perlmonks, for example) wish to use a tied handle, or another non-standard handle, with this module, and this module rejects that, for the same reason, really. Will that work, now, too?

        • It's not supported as a filehandle as such, but there's other ways to do it ($tar->add_data is probably your friend).

          The reason for this is simple -- to keep everything managable, I use IO::File and IO::Zlib under the hood, which saves a lot of overhead and keeps for a standard interface.
          So if those modules don't supported tied filehandles, neither will Archive::Tar.