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Ilya Zakharevich
November 19, 1999 16:39
Re: Patch for Threading and Regexps
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On Fri, Nov 19, 1999 at 07:30:44PM -0500, Rob Cunningham wrote:
> Actually, your comments do not help.  If speed is not the only issue, then
> could you explain why you think the patch is not sufficient? 
> I have not looked at enough of perl's guts to be able to understand why you
> think that this patch is broken--certainly not with a quick inspection. I do
> know that in our testing this patch appears to fix the regexp/threads bug.

Nobody cares much about the "regexp/threads bug": say, the current thread
implemenation can go away any moment.  There is, however, another bug
of which what you call a regexp/threads bug is just a particular
case.  If you would fix *this* bug, it would be a completely different
topic, and I would spend much more time helping you and making things
perform better.

Even if not your questionable concentration on a thread issue, bug fix
should be optimal wrt performance.  What I see might have been good
for a zeroth approximation, but not much more than that.


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