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From:
H . Merijn Brand
Date:
November 5, 2002 06:21
Subject:
Re: FYI: maint-5.8/perl
Message ID:
20021105151907.0F09.H.M.BRAND@hccnet.nl
On Tue 05 Nov 2002 15:12, Jarkko Hietaniemi <jhi@iki.fi> wrote:
> > Suggestions for chansaw part 2?
> > 
> > ==== //depot/metaconfig/U/threads/usethreads.U#15 - /pro/3gl/CPAN/metaconfig/U/threads/usethreads.U ====
> > @@ -7,7 +7,7 @@
> >  ?RCS:
> >  ?RCS: $Log: usethreads.U,v $
> >  ?RCS:
> > -?MAKE:usethreads useithreads use5005threads d_oldpthreads usereentrant: \
> > +?MAKE:usethreads useithreads d_oldpthreads usereentrant: \
> 
> My overall suggestion is to make really minimal changes to this unit
> (IOW, revert all your suggested changes and start from scratch):
> (1) only change the wording of the messages to mirror the reality:
>    (a) version 5.6 has only 5005 threads
>    (b) version 5.8 has the choice
>    (c) versions 5.10 and later have only ithreads
>    In general, unless the user has done -Duse5005threads, the messages
>    should not even mention 5005threads.
> (2) if the version is 5.8 (see my earlier message about how the usedevel
>     unit works), no functional changes should happen (that is, someone
>     should still be able to choose 5005threads, if they are foolish enough)
> (3) if the version is not 5.8 but someone tried to enable 5005threads, abort
>     (Maybe add '6' to the (2) so that we are even 5.6.2-proof)

Grrr. OK. Will have a second look. [ I was so happy to have the chainsaw job
almost done ] I'll tread with care in the future ... trip, trip tiptoe

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