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Postings from August 2002
From: Elizabeth Mattijsen
August 10, 2002 14:36
Message ID: email@example.com
At 11:29 PM 8/10/02 +0200, Arthur Bergman wrote:
>>Hmmm... thinking some more about this. Why _is_ the FETCHed value of a
>>tied variable saved locally? How would any internal (XS) module know
>>whether it would be ok to use the saved value or to do a FETCH again?
>>Would it not make even more sense to change this behaviour of tied variables?
>Because that is how tied/magic works, the internals/XS doesn't know it is
>tied, they use it as a ordinary variable, but before they use it perl
>automatically gets get_magic on the value which can set the variable to
I guess ours is not to reason why... ;-)
>Changing this would be good, how it is to be done I don't know, my idea is
>to use PMCs but maybe this is unfixable for perl.
>OTOH, Nothing is impossible, it is SMOP.
Simple Matter Of Perseverance?