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Re: Working Group Proposal

Joshua N Pritikin
July 20, 2000 10:17
Re: Working Group Proposal
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On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 04:59:52PM +0000, wrote:
> generated code inlines certain things, for instance - for a segmented  
> architecture or a debug build, the tokenizer could split into separate  
> functions, but for a PC or server build, the various functions could  
> actually all be inlined) and help trim down the forest of #ifdefs and macros  
> as well.

Yah.  Perl5 has been drifting this way for a while already.  I just
propose to factor it better.  CPP riddled code is hard to maintain. 
Even so, I think CPP is adding a level of indirection between the
correct conceptual places.  Note that some of Sarathy's work towards 5.6
involved inventing and regularizing CPP macro patterns.

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