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From: Jarkko Hietaniemi
February 17, 2003 12:02
Message ID: 20030217200215.GO16373@kosh.hut.fi
> I agree, although we seem to have problems avoiding core dumps
> 1: in the regexp engine, due to deep C recursion blowing C's stack
> 2: modifying an array for() is iterating over, due to lack of refcounting.
> Consensus seems to be that it's an unacceptable speed hit to refcount.
> Problem seems to be that there are subtle ways to indirectly modify the
> iteration list when it's syntactically a list, but contains an array
3. deleting symbol tables, especially main::, leads into situations not
unlike a sub torpedoing itself
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