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Linux Format/STDOUT is null #192

p5pRT opened this issue Jul 14, 1999 · 2 comments

Linux Format/STDOUT is null #192

p5pRT opened this issue Jul 14, 1999 · 2 comments


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p5pRT commented Jul 14, 1999

Migrated from (status was 'resolved')

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p5pRT commented Jul 14, 1999


The following does NOT write anything to screen. When I wrote this in Perl
5.004 on NetBSD and in Win95, it worked fine.


format STDOUT =

$name = "John";
write $name;

When running in debug, it showed no signs of errors.

John Chufar

Perl Info

Site configuration information for perl 5.00502:

Configured by root at Fri Apr 30 22:36:24 GMT 1999.

Summary of my perl5 (5.0 patchlevel 5 subversion 2) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.2.7, archname=i586-linux
    uname='linux fatou 2.2.7 #5 smp thu apr 29 12:44:13 mest 1999 i686 unknown '
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=undef useperlio=undef d_sfio=undef
    cc='cc', optimize='-O2 -pipe', gccversion=egcs-2.91.66 19990314 (egcs-1.1.2 release)
    cppflags='-Dbool=char -DHAS_BOOL -I/usr/local/include'
    ccflags ='-Dbool=char -DHAS_BOOL -I/usr/local/include'
    stdchar='char', d_stdstdio=define, usevfork=false
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
    alignbytes=4, usemymalloc=n, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib
    libs=-lnsl -lndbm -lgdbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lc -lposix -lcrypt
    libc=, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-rdynamic'
    cccdlflags='-fpic', lddlflags='-shared -L/usr/local/lib'

Locally applied patches:

@INC for perl 5.00502:

Environment for perl 5.00502:
    LANG (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)


@p5pRT p5pRT closed this as completed Nov 28, 2003
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p5pRT commented Nov 28, 2003

From The RT System itself

Format not terminated at line 9, at end of line

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