perl version 5.8.0, I am debugging a script that uses a module, and
that module elicits a warning like "you only used that filehandle once,
you dolt in <filename> line <whatever>" (I paraphrase, since I can't
post from work, and that's where the problem is).
The problem is the filenames is some weird characters, and they change
when some random environment variables that have nothing to do with
perl (I believe) change. Sometimes it "breaks" the terminal, meaning
all the subsequent output to the screen is these weird characters
(reminding me maybe of when you try to view a binary file in a text
editor) and I end up having to close the session and fire up a new
I know this isn't much to go on, I'm just hoping someone recognizes
this as an issue that's been seen before (although I couldn't find
anything in the archives, I'm not entirely sure of what I should be
searching for) and maybe has a clue as to how to solve it.
P.S. Why is this group so sparse? I for one can't live without the
debugger, I can't believe I'm just one of so few...I guess maybe most
people don't have problems with it...