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  • Hi,

    the following one-liner brings perl 5.10.0/Win32 to crash:

    perl -e "use namespace::clean; fork;"

    *) it is not an issue with perl 5.8.9/Win32

    *) it is not specific to strawberry July/09 (the same bug exists in all previous 5.10.0.*)

    *) perls 5.10.0 for Linux/Cygwin do not suffer from this bug

    *) I have investigated this bug a little bit and sent a couple of RTs:

    RT - Perl::Dist::Strawberry []

    RT - Variable::Magic []

    • Tell you what - they're working on 5.10.1, and I've got a Strawberry-like build process that works for it.

      I'll check if the bug still exists in the 5.10.1 snapshots with the command line you gave and let them know, but it may take a few days.

      The new Strawberry Perl for Windows has been released! Check for it.
      • Hi,

        I have compiled the latest dev release from and IT SUFFERS FROM THIS BUG.


        • I was just going to test this today (I've finally got the computer time on my family's computer to build a 5.10.1 prerelease, among other things) - sounds like p5p needs bugged, and they received your last message on the bug yesterday, I think. (I'm on the list and reading it, and I don't know enough about the perl core to add strength to your proposed patch, although I will request that it be put in, at the latest, post-5.10.1-RC1.)

          BTW: Did you test off blead, or off maint-5.10?

          The new Strawberry Perl for Windows has been released! Check for it.