Re: Building on Windows 7 - Perl crashes
- Raymond Ko wrote:
> After some careful re-reading, I might have been too hasty in postingThanks! I'll try it out tomorrow.
> that link. It was for Perl 5.6 and Linux. Just thought it might be
> relevant since it seems to use the same way to retrieve errors.
> A more relevant post I found is this:
> , which seems to exactly describe this problem. And indeed, using
> ActiveState Perl 5.12 works for print "hello" without crashing and can
> report errors. From the comments in the post, they offer a workaround,
> which I have based the following patch on. It is somewhat ugly as I
> had to use the preprocessor to check for MS VC is being used (since
> MinGW doesn't need fixing). I am not sure if the error messages
> obtained differ from PL_errgv method, although through my one test,
> they appear to be the same.
> IMO, I think this stems from ActiveState's choice to use the woefully
> outdated VC6 to compile Perl to ensure maximum compatibility on all
> Windows systems. Using VC6 links to the VC6 runtime (msvcrt.dll).
> Since we are using newer versions of MSVC, it is using different
> version of the C++ Runtime Library, which might be causing conflicts.
> It is that or some other ABI incompatibility I think.
> I also tried using Strawberry Perl, although that wouldn't compile.
> Based of all this I think the following options are:
> 1. Use ActiveState Perl 5.12 and say that is the official version of
> Windows binaries.
> 2. Use the patch and just fix it for MS VC and Perl >= 5.14
> 3. Use a variant of the patch and always use perl_get_sv(). I don't
> know if this is available or equivalent in older versions, or what the
> ramifications are.
> 4. Find a Windows Perl maintainer to investigate the root cause and
> recommended fix, as none of this stuff is my forte.
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