MGRABNAR / File-Tail-0.99.3 / Changes

Revision history for Perl extension File::Tail.

0.01  Fri Nov 28 09:44:06 1997
	- original version; created by h2xs 1.18

0.5   Fri Nov 28 12:25:13 MET 1997
	- original version; created by

0.6   Thu Dec  4 14:16:59 MET 1997
	- assigning error values to $! didn't work. Replaced with croaks.
	- passing only the filename didn't work.

0.7   Mon Jun  1 17:23:23 MET 1998
        - implemented tied interface
	- implemented non-blocking read (against my better judgement)
        - implemented more flexible error handling a-la Net::Telnet
        - implemented ignore_nonexistat

        Release of 0.7 was delayed because I wanted to see if Tied
        Handle handling will include select in 5.005. After two people
        sent me their tied interfaces, I figured maybe it was time to
        release it before implementing select :-)

0.8     Wed Oct 14 19:29:30 MET DST 1998
	implemented wantarray handling in READLINE
	implemented some tests for make test
        documented the tied interface in synopsis (Duh!)
        - implemented tail -n functionality

0.81    Thu Oct 15 07:54:36 MET DST 1998
	There was a bug in tail -n part, and the tail -n tests were missing
           from the distribution

0.85	Wed Oct 28 15:44:47 MET 1998
	The introduction of tail -n broke the handling of files where 
	a line might be written incompletely (e.g. without the final \n). OOps!

0.90    Tue Nov 10 11:02:35 MET 1998
	fix for reset_tail (it couldn't be set to 0) from 
	fixed some -> references which complained in Perl5.4 but not in 5.5
        moved debugging statement to a separate routine, logit
        logit now outputs the name of the calling routine and the name of the
           file the object refers to.
        select functionality added. 

0.91	Tue Feb  2 17:14:27 MET 1999
	another ambigous reference (fixed thanks to Peter Wirdemo <>)
        nasty select bug discovered by "Weeber, Steve" <>
        select can now also be called as File::Tail::select, as long as there 
         is at least one tail object given.

0.92	Thu Oct 21 11:28:57 MET DST 1999
	Blair Zajac sent a patch to fix some problems when returning an empty 
        string when the request was for an array.
        Gerben Wierda <> sent a patch that should fix 
	problems with files that don't get updated for a while (a file could
	accidentaly be read the whole way through again under some 

0.94 	Wed Nov  3 12:46:29 MET 1999
        Some changes in the way internal data caching is done - primarily 
           support for cases where you shouldn't keep all the pending lines in
        logit calls are now stripped by default before the module is installed.
           If you want to patch File::Tail now, you must edit,
           the do a perl Makefile.PL which will create a
	Select returned ALL handles instead of just the ones with input ready.

0.95	Thu Dec  9 10:25:47 MET 1999
        I couldn't get Pause to recognise that 0.94 was newer than 0.91 for
	some reason. I added back into the manifest to see if that
	will help.

0.96	Mon May 29 09:33:27 MET DST 2000
	added binmode to improve running on Microsoft platforms
        added a check in DESTROY to avoid a warning in Perl 5.6
        fixed prerequisites in Makefile.PL

0.97	Persistent "go wild after log rotation, but only sometimes" bug
        perhaps eliminated. Thanks for making a script 
        that triggered the previously interminent problem every time.

0.98    David Pfitzner release - David send me 6 patches (some for bugs,
        others for inefficiencies, or lack of clarity in documents)

0.99    "Lyle D. Brooks" <> reported there were instances 
        where interval was set to a negative value
        Joe Smith <> noted that one shouldn't declare
        @ISA=qw(Autoloader) unless one is prepared to deal with it correctly.
        Peter Allen <> undef warnings when starting up on a 
        nonexistant file
	Alain Fauconnet <> and Benjamin Zwittnig <>
        provided test cases which helped me chase down another two cases where 
        File::Tail would spontaneously read too much.

0.99.2  Some operating systems sometimes return 0 for sysread on busy files.
        This should now be handled correctly.
        nowait can now be specified at object creation.
        A callback is called on every file rotation, which can be used for
        files that change their names with time.

0.99.3  Firefox crashed while I attempted upload to PAUSE, so I had to make
        a new version just for that. Life is ridiculous.

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