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H . Merijn Brand
November 5, 2002 06:34
Re: Chainsaw part two.
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On Tue 05 Nov 2002 15:21, Andy Dougherty <> wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Nov 2002, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> > I would propose the following change to weed out 5005threads from Configure.
> > 
> > Any remarks? (unified diff attached)
> On a quick glance, it looks ok.  I do notice, however, that you've
> maintained both USE_THREADS and USE_ITHREADS.  This does allow for the

yes, based on the comment that -Dusethreads should enable *any* type of thread
implementation in perl in the future, though I personally don't have high
hopes of yet another cruisade for a new thread implementation.

> future possibility of supporting yet-another-threads implementation, but
> I'd perhaps have been tempted to even simplify things further and simply
> #define USE_ITHREADS USE_THREADS for compatibility with pre-5.9.0.

Considered that.

> On the other hand, what you have doesn't appear broken, so maybe we
> shouldn't touch it further :-).

Seen Jarkko's comment? :{ He still needs the original stuff for 5.8.1, so this
patch is turned back anyway

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