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> Second, #1234:(2)(); still doesn't work. Since the use of the new
> 1-based integer indexing is being encouraged, this should really be in
> there for consistency and completeness.
I won't be putting this in. The correct specification of the behavior is far
from clear, especially as regards the semantics of `pass()'. Maybe the next
maintainer will have a good answer.
> And finally, for completeness sake I suggest a tovalue() or fromliteral()
Use eval(), as Andy pointed out.
> Anyone know why the server completely freezes when it attempts to open
> a network connection but the remote system is lagged or not responding?
> Is it just my setup that's doing this, or is this normal? Any way
> around it?
This is because the server is using the normal, blocking version of the UNIX
connect() function, which hangs until the connection goes through. I looked
into switching over to a non-blocking version of this for one of the 1.8.0 test
releases, but it's much more difficult to do portably (and for both TCP
configurations) than I'd hoped, so I gave up. Again, maybe the next guy...
Until then, you can always reduce the length of the timeout; see the
ChangeLog.txt file for details.
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