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Jarkko Hietaniemi
February 13, 2003 07:36
Re: [REMINDER] use fields rewrite
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On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 04:24:01PM +0100, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> Jarkko Hietaniemi <> wrote:
> > Since pseudo-hashes are going to be gone in 5.10, someone should start
> > rewriting the fields pragma (since we promised that would stay).
> > At least in the past the plan was to use the readonly hashes.
> What needs to be done exactly ? Michael already did some work on

Make certain that the whole public API of the fields pragma still works
as documented (check both the pod and the Camel book).

> Reminds me. There are still 5005-threads fossils in bleadperl. What was the
> plan exactly ? Complete and total extermination ? rm -rf {ext,lib}/Thread ?

In bleadperl, yes.  Well, depends on your definition of "complete and
total" :-) Namely: unless we do a lot of metaconfig surgery, some
traces will remain in Configure (some metaconfig units would need to
split in two, or something messy like that), since the metaconfig
units are shared between 5.8 and 5.9.  But at the file/directory
level, sure, let the carnage begin.

Jarkko Hietaniemi <> "There is this special
biologist word we use for 'stable'.  It is 'dead'." -- Jack Cohen

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