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

Rob Cunningham
October 26, 1999 05:43
Re: perlthread.pod -- First draft of thread docs
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Yes. 62 came out just as we were poking at the ugly bits of perl, so we
started work there. I hope that people really stop adding features and
concentrate on getting the included features to work properly.

And as for bravery--we're not! We need this fix, or we wouldn't do it.


Dan Sugalski wrote:
> At 08:18 AM 10/26/99 -0400, Rob Cunningham wrote:
> >One comment--your documentation doesn't describe how perl objects can be
> >locked, nor how subroutines can be locked. In the old documentation, you
> could
> >separate locked functions from locked-functions-per-object. The latter is a
> >critical component for me (for a multi-thousand line program).
> Forgot about that. I'll make some updates. (I think today's a 'fix the
> docs' day) It definitely does make a difference in behavior.
> >BTW, We (actually--Brian Mancuso, primarily), are working on a perl
> >threads/REGEXP fix and we've already developed a simple test. Brian reports
> >that perl REGEXP code is nasty stuff, or we'd be done by now.
> Really? Cool. On the dev branch, I hope. (You're a braver man than I to
> dive into the regex code...)
>                                         Dan
> ----------------------------------------"it's like this"-------------------
> Dan Sugalski                            even samurai
>                           have teddy bears and even
>                                         teddy bears get drunk

Dr. Robert K. Cunningham       Information System Technology Group                     MIT Lincoln Laboratory           
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