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Date: 2003-10-15 (16:57)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Initialization order bug
Related to the above issue is another strange bug in initialization order.

I have two libraries called:

	  |	  | uses
	  |	Pl_LWP_UserAgent
	  | uses

But in this scenario, Perl is not initialized before Test starts
running (and hence the program crashes).

If I add a false dependency so that Test uses Pl_LWP_UserAgent, then
everything works (Perl is initialized OK before use).

Unfortunately this bug defies creating a minimal example, but if you

then look at the top of examples/ Try running with and
without the fake 'let f = Pl_LWP_UserAgent.may' command at the
top of the file.

Without & it segfaults because Perl is never initialized before
being called.

With & it works OK.

The two other example programs already require one or other of the
Pl_* modules, so they work OK.

This is OCaml 3.07 from Debian/unstable.


Richard Jones.
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