dying children?

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Aug 1 10:09:53 IST 2008

Richard Siddall wrote:
> Julian Field wrote:
>> Someone else showed me a message that suffered the same problem a few 
>> weeks ago. Unfortunately I don't think there's anything I can do 
>> about it, sorry. It's to do with nesting in the HTML analysis code. 
>> Once it gets too nested up, Perl segfaults.
>> Jules
> Jules,
> Does that mean it's something like an out-of-memory error in one of 
> the CPAN modules?  Can we fix it by getting the module author to 
> handle excessive nesting?
The most likely culprit is HTML::Parser, but I have direct evidence to 
back that. I just know that it's in the HTML parsing where it falls 
over. Does HTML::Parser contain any non-Perl code?


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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