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There's no difference between receiving an alarm that was sent via alarm or via kill. What makes you think that the latter can trigger signals when the former can't?

I didn't say that there was a difference. I explained very clearly how to use the alarm signal in a normal application. A signal is a "message" from the OS.

What's obfuscated about sending a signal with kill, whose very purpose is to send signals?

What is obfuscated is this "poetry" idea and using language constructs in "unnatural ways". I have no problem with strange code as an art form.


In reply to Re^5: Signals in Strawberry Perl: Name or number? by Marshall
in thread Signals in Strawberry Perl: Name or number? by bv

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