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Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions, Second Edition by Dave Roth

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Parse Exceptions

ActiveState releases new builds of Win32 Perl every so often. Each new release corrects problems from previous builds and implements new or updated functionality. Occasionally, a new build will be released that has changed the way Perl works internally. These changes are invisible in scripts but will break compatibility with Perl extensions.

ActiveState Perl users who have upgraded from one build to another might run into this problem. You’ll know that this is the case because you will see the dreaded Parse Exception error. This error has been the subject of countless emails and Usenet postings.

Simply stated, a Parse Exception error takes place when you are trying to use an extension that was created for a version of Perl you ...

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