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-rw-r--r--perl/Git.pm8
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/perl/Git.pm b/perl/Git.pm
index 58414e3..2f6b59a 100644
--- a/perl/Git.pm
+++ b/perl/Git.pm
@@ -742,7 +742,13 @@ sub _command_common_pipe {
# warn 'ignoring STDERR option - running w/ ActiveState';
$direction eq '-|' or
die 'input pipe for ActiveState not implemented';
- tie ($fh, 'Git::activestate_pipe', $cmd, @args);
+ # the strange construction with *ACPIPE is just to
+ # explain the tie below that we want to bind to
+ # a handle class, not scalar. It is not known if
+ # it is something specific to ActiveState Perl or
+ # just a Perl quirk.
+ tie (*ACPIPE, 'Git::activestate_pipe', $cmd, @args);
+ $fh = *ACPIPE;
} else {
my $pid = open($fh, $direction);