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Re: Patch for Threading and Regexps

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Rob Cunningham
November 19, 1999 16:34
Re: Patch for Threading and Regexps
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The line of code that Ilya objected to was a compile-time macro. There was no
cost (for that line, anyway) to anyone who compiles non-threaded perl.


Alan Burlison wrote:
> Rob Cunningham wrote:
> > I am amazed that people are arguing over whether to include the patch based on
> > the number of ops.  Threaded perl as currently distributed is broken in a way
> > that is fixed by this patch.
> There is a school of thought that would suggest that if threading is
> broken it should be excised, rather than slowing 99% of perl scripts
> (i.e. unthreaded ones) down any further...
> Alan Burlison

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