ActiveState and spawning commands

Russ Schnapp rlssdpm at
Tue May 30 11:37:26 CDT 2000

> > I assumed that if backtick and opening a pipe fail, system will 
> > undoubtedly fail, too.  Yup -- I just tried it.
> you assumed wrong.

Interesting.  So, you have encountered situations under which 
backtick or pipe fails, yet "system" works?  Can you characterize 
that situation?  It hasn't happened to me yet...
> so what version of perl (not activeperl version/build) are you using?
> according to the above webpage perl version 5.005_02 or higher 
> is required for perlmagick to work

ActivePerl build 522 is 5.005_03.   (Of course, the Perl version 
would be relevant only to the failed installation of PerlMagick, not to 
the failed execution of an ImageMagick command via backtick.)

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