NEW MODULE: Sys::Hostname::Long

Scott Penrose scottp at
Mon May 6 23:55:46 CDT 2002

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On Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at 01:59 , Rob wrote:

> G'Day Scott,
> I had a quick look at this and had a bit of a chuckle - You were right
> about there not being a lot of code with this module ... It's pretty
> short and to the point.  I was wondering if it would be worth
> incorporate localised signal trapping similar to that of Sys::Hostname
> would be worthwhile - particularly for those platforms out there that
> don't have a hostname external function (although none immediately come
> to mind, Windows 95 perhaps?) ..

ABSOLUTELY. The current version is the 5 minute hack :-) I will have a 
look at the Sys::Hostname code again and do a little protection. Note 
that the newer versions of Sys::Hostname use networking methods to get 
the hostname. I am kind of hoping that someone will point out I can do 
something similar for fully qualified domain name.

> BTW Scott, very nice idea to start announcing module uploads to the list
> - It should help all of us here in get a better idea as to
> what others in our group are up to.  I'm hoping to make an update to
> CGI::Upload later today - I'll announce the changes to the list when
> I've had a chance to do so.

Ta. Yes really I did it because I want to hear what everyone else is 
doing :-)


> Cheers,
> Rob
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