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Subject: Re: Sympa? mailman?
From: "Bernie Cosell" <bernie @ fantasyfarm . com>
Organization: Fantasy Farm Fibers
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 11:30:43 -0400
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In-reply-to: <199910131256 . OAA14099 @ home . cru . fr>
References: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 11:39:36 -0700.
Reply-to: bernie @ fantasyfarm . com

On 13 Oct 99, at 14:56, Aumont - Comite Reseaux des U wrote:

> Does perl script deamon manage correctly signals ?
>   -Sympa is a perl script deamon, it handles correctly
>    any kill -TERM (terminating current message task)

Be clear here: you can have a proper %SIG _handler_ for signals in Perl, 
but the fact is that signals *themselves* are not handled properly and a 
signal coming in at the wrong time can blow Perl out of the water.  This 
is a known problem/limitation of Perl and has been discussed extensively.

Folks writing signal-handling programs in perl are well advised to tread 
VERY carefully.

  /Bernie\
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