Nov 26, 2002, 12:27 AM
Post #2 of 5
As I can see from the output, you're using Perl on Windows. Let me also guess that you're using either perl 5.6.1 or perl 5.6.0, or even an older perl.
Re: [Bode] The Unsupported function alarm function
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The problem is that these perl binaries don't have an alarm() function. The alarm() function is specific to UNIX systems, there's no such thing on Windows, which is why is wasn't implemented.
However, with perl 5.8.0, alarm() is also supported on Windows. So, the best thing would be for you to upgrade to 5.8.0...
There's a [url=http://www.activestate.com/Products/Download/Download.plex?id=ActivePerl&type=Beta]binary available from ActiveState, although it's still in Beta state. But you can also compile it directly from the [url=ftp://ftp.cpan.org/CPAN/src/perl-5.8.0.zip]source, which isn't a big deal.
Hope this helps,
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