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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: [mp2] return value of print can break legacy apps
Date Fri, 10 Dec 2004 16:04:58 GMT
Geoffrey Young wrote:
> Tuomo Salo wrote:
>>Under mod_perl2 the return value of print seems to be the number of
>>bytes printed. I run across a legacy app (a registry script), that
>>frequently used the following idiom:
>>print(CGI::redirect("url_to_error_page")) and return if $error;
>>While this is obviously a stupid way to write, it seems ok since the
>>perldoc for print says: "Prints a string or a list of strings.  Returns
>>true if successful."
>>Now the redirection will be performed, and an empty string is passed to
>>print. print has been overridden by mod_perl2, and will now return the
>>number of bytes written, that is, 0. The "and" will naturally
>>short-circuit, and the "return" will never be reached.
> ok, try this patch.

ah, please hold on with patches to change API, if you change this you will 
need to change a lot more (printf, puts, and probably read and may be 
others too).

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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