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Re: perlthread.pod -- First draft of thread docs

Dan Sugalski
October 22, 1999 17:51
Re: perlthread.pod -- First draft of thread docs
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At 06:50 PM 10/22/99 -0500, Jason Arnold wrote:
>Two things:
>1)  I assume the cavet still exists that locks don't dictatorially lock still
>exists.  If so, it's probably wise to mention that (unless I was completely
>asleep and missed the warning).

It's in the section on locks, but it can be made more visible.

I'm thinking a more informal FAQ for threads is in order too. I've got
parts of one finished, but it's a bit grumpy. :)

>2)  Are threads still beta?  They still leak (at least in Linux (2.2.5)
with Perl
>5.005_62) memory, although I'm quite pleased with the CPU overhead (kudos
>worked on them).  I suspect that it may be both perl and linux related at it
>leaks less under 5.005.62 than 5.005_03 and less with a 2.2.13 kernel than a
>2.2.5 kernel.  People should at least be warned that, as the header says,
>be dragons here..."

Threads are still experimental, though we may make it to beta by the time
5.6 gets released. Depends on how Sarathy feels about them. Dunno when
they'd be considered non-beta--maybe for one of the maintenance releases of


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