[Spread-users] PERL issues...

Theo Schlossnagle jesus at omniti.com
Thu Feb 21 17:50:18 EST 2002

On Thursday, February 21, 2002, at 05:44  PM, Michael C. Jackson wrote:
> Well, I made the changes, and now Spread::join fails.  I tried printing
> what Spread::connect returns, but it appears to be null.
> For example:
> @returned=Spread::connect({
>   spread_name => '4803',
>   private_name => 'test'
> });
> foreach(@returned) {
>   print "|$_|";
> }

Read the docs.  If you have installed the perl Spread module.  You 
should be able to say:
perldoc Spread
or man Spread

Spread::connect doesn't join anything.  Spread::join does.  
Spread::connect doesn't return of list of groups.

Spread::connect should return  ($mailbox, $privategroup) as a list.

If $mailbox is undef, your connect failed.  This isn't a problem with 
perl or Spread, it probably means your spread daemon isn't running or 
isn't running on the port you think...

> Thinking about just giving up and using C.

You are using C... it just looks like perl ;-)  (Spread.pm is written in 

Theo Schlossnagle
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