Plumage: t/sanity.t fails on Windows

Geoffrey Broadwell geoff at
Fri Nov 13 00:57:40 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 15:28 -0800, Geoffrey Broadwell wrote:
> > C:\fperrad\Parrot\parrot-plumage>parrot-nqp t\sanity.t
> > 1..18
> > Can't spawn child process
> > current instr.: 'run' pc 0 (src/lib/Glue.pir:88)
> > called from Sub 'test_invalid' pc 1021 (EVAL_1:336)
> > called from Sub 'run_tests' pc 267 (EVAL_1:124)
> > called from Sub 'MAIN' pc 195 (EVAL_1:0)

Oh, this is interesting.  It looks like on Windows instead of returning
an error code when trying to 'spawnw' a non-existent program, parrot is
throwing an exception instead ...

... yep.  On *nix, parrot throws an exception on fork fail, but either
an error code or just plain exit() on exec fail.  On Windows,
CreateProcess fail results in a thrown exception.


OK, working around the mess ...

... done, pushed.  OK, try the latest Plumage, please!


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